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Punchmarked silver 1/4 karshapana from Saurashtra Janapada (ca.450-300 BC), Ancient India - unlisted type

Punchmarked silver 1/4 karshapana from Saurashtra Janapada (ca.450-300 BC), Ancient India - unlisted type

Simgle punchmark of a srivatsa with minor symbols arounnd / traces of the old designs. Overtruck on an older type (with an tree-in-railing design), as usual for Saurashtra coins. 12x15mm, 0.95 grams. Rajgor -.

Saurashtra was a one of the original Janapadas located in Gujarat. It was one of the last Janapadas to fall - it was annexed to the Mauryan Empire only during the reign of Chandragupta Maurya (ca.300 BC). The scarce coins of Saurashtra were quite different from most other Indian coins of those times - there were struck using a single die, and were usually restruck with a new design on one or more occasions, resulting in quite a mess, like the one seen on this coin.

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