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Rare tiny 1-ratti silver punchmark (1/32 of a karshapana), ca.305-200 BC, India - type with a six-armed symbol

Rare tiny 1-ratti silver punchmark (1/32 of a karshapana), ca.305-200 BC, India - type with a six-armed symbol

Single punchmark consisting of Magadhan/Mauryan Imperial symbol / Blank. 5mm, 0.10 grams. Mitchiner ACW 4272.

Rare, especially this nice.

Gandhara was included in the Mauryan Empire when Chandragupta Maurya took it from Seleucus Nicator (Alexander's successor in Asia) in 305 BC. After a decisive battle, the Mauryan Emperor extended his domains up to and including Southern Afghanistan. With the completion of the Empire's Grand Trunk Road, Northern India prospered. During this time, tiny silver coins weighing one ratti were produced in the region. The coins are scarce, but the great majority of them is poorly struck are they are found in very bad condition, with the design illegible and worn. These are the smallest punchmarked coins ever struck.

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