Home : Indian Coins : Early punchmarked coinage (600-100 BC) : Gandhara (ca.600 BC-100 AD) : Rare silver 1/16th shatamana (1/2 shana) from Gandhara Janapada, ca.500-400 BC, India

Rare silver 1/16th shatamana (1/2 shana) from Gandhara Janapada, ca.500-400 BC, India

Rare silver 1/16th shatamana (1/2 shana) from Gandhara Janapada, ca.500-400 BC, India

Punchmark (6-armed Gandharan symbol with a dot between two of the arms) / blank. 11mm, 0.74 grams. Rare. Rajgor 579var.

1/16th shatamana (1/2 shana) is much scarcer than the 1/8th shatamana pieces.

Gandhara Janapada was one of the 16 Janapadas mentioned in the Buddhist chronicles. It was a subject of the Persian Empire during the reign of Darius in the late 6th century BC, and was the birthplace of the first indian coins.

Details
SKU w34356
Sold By
 
Price:
US$70.00 EUR 60.44 GBP 54.59 CHF 68.22 CAD 92.25
Options
Quantity