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Rare and unpublished! Large silver vishmatika from Kashi Janapada, period of occupation by Kasala (ca.525-475 BC)

Rare and unpublished! Large silver vishmatika from Kashi Janapada, period of occupation by Kasala (ca.525-475 BC)
Four punchmarks / Four of bankers' marks including an eye. HUGE size (24x25mm), 4.6 grams. RARE! Rajgor -.
Unpublished with these symbols. The obverse of this coin looks bent on the photo, but it is not - this appearence is because of the dark patination on obverse.
In ca.525 BC Kashi, the long-time enemy of Kasala, was conquered by it, and was administered as a Kasal province until the conquest of Kasala by Magadha in ca.475 BC. During the earlier part of this period, Kashi issued vishmatikas, and later switched to a karshapana standard, closely adhering to the general layout of the Kasala coins.
This coin, as well as a few other we are offering, are from a small hoard of large vishmatikas. They are all rare coins.
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US$220.00 EUR 189.95 GBP 171.58 CHF 214.42 CAD 289.92
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