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Rare and very nice 1-masha punchmarked coin w/4 marks, Ujjain-Vidisha region, Sunga Kingdom (187-78 BC), India

Rare and very nice 1-masha punchmarked coin w/4 marks, Ujjain-Vidisha region, Sunga Kingdom (187-78 BC), India

Four different punchmarks (shown below) / Blank. 11x9mm, 0.79 grams. Mitchiner MACW -; Gupta/Hardaker 2014 #619 var (related, but not the same).

These are some of the latest punchmarks ever made. The find-spots of similar coins is supposedly somewhere in Haryana, though it is possible that this type is a very late type struck in Vidisa or Ujjain.

With the fall of Mauryas, India lost its political unity. Pushyamitra Sunga became the ruler of the Magadha and neighbouring territories, though most of the former Mauryan Empire was not under his control. These small punchmarked coins are found in the heartland of the Sunga Empire,

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