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Silver double karshapana (or 5 shana or 32 mashakas?) from Ayodhya Janapada, ca.600-400 BC, Ancient India - Rajgor #1231var

Silver double karshapana (or 5 shana or 32 mashakas?) from Ayodhya Janapada, ca.600-400 BC, Ancient India - Rajgor #1231var

Uniface cut ingot with a round punchmark, numerous different small bankers' marks around / Blank. 24mmx17mm, 6.46 grams. Rajgor #1231 var.

Beautiful high grade, very rare as such. Ayodhya is said to be one of the most ancient, magnificent and holy of Hindu cities. According to the ancient Hindu Scriptures, it is said to have covered an area of 250 km² and was the capital of the powerful Hindu kingdom of Kosala (Kaushal). It is on the banks of the Gogra River, bathing in which is supposed to destroy even the deadliest of sins. It stands on the right bank of the river Ghagra. The illustrious Ikshvaku of the solar clan was the ruling dynasty of this region.This city was ruled by 'Surya Vanshi' kings and it was the court of the great king Dasaratha. In the Atharvaveda, this place was described as a city that was made by gods and was as prosperous as heaven itself.

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