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Rare! Silver "heavy" karshapana from Kasala Janapada, late independent period, 5th century BC, Ancient India (Rajgor 975 var)

Rare! Silver "heavy" karshapana from Kasala Janapada, late independent period, 5th century BC, Ancient India (Rajgor 975 var)

Four punchmarks (as shown above) / A number of bankers' marks. Irregular flan, ca.24 mm, 3.04 grams. Rajgor 975 var. (the second mark is replaced with another first mark, resulting in two identical marks - this variety (perhaps a striking error) is unlisted in Rajgor)

This issue was probably transitional between vishmatikas and the later, "light" karshapanas. This type was probably struck in the 5th century, either in the years immediately preceding the conquest of Kosala by Magadha or perhaps immediately afterwards. Rare coin, very nice for these.

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