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Rare 1st series large silver vishmatika from Kashi Janapada, period of occupation by Kasala (ca.525-475 BC), Ancient India (Rajgor 754)

Rare 1st series large silver vishmatika from Kashi Janapada, period of occupation by Kasala (ca.525-475 BC), Ancient India (Rajgor 754)

Four punchmarks (see below) and a number of various bankers' marks / Numerous bankers' marks. 27mmx21mm, 4.64 grams. RARE! Rajgor 754.

The coin is not broken - it is manufactured using the "droplet" technique, when a liquid drop of metal was flattened with a hammer to make the flan. The flan thus sometimes retained the shape of a flattened drop, like on this coin. This is a rare very early issue.

In ca.525 BC Kashi, the long-time enemy of Kasala, was conquered by it, and was administered as a Kasala province until the conquest of Kasala by Magadha in ca.475 BC when both Janapadas were incorporated into the Magadha Empire. During the earlier part of this period, Kashi issued vishmatikas, and later (under Magadha) switched to a karshapana standard, closely adhering to the general layout of the Kasala coins.

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