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Silver punch drachm of Salisuka (ca.215-202 BC), Pataliputra mint, Mauryan Empire, Ancient India (G/H #546)

Silver punch drachm of Salisuka (ca.215-202 BC), Pataliputra mint, Mauryan Empire, Ancient India (G/H #546)

Five punch-marked symbols / Small bankers' marks. Irregular flat silver planchet, 19mmx18mm, 3.3 grams. Pataliputra mint. Gupta/Hardaker ISPC VI IV B 129 (#546).

Salisuka Maurya was a ruler of the Indian Mauryan dynasty. He ruled from 215-202 BCE. He was the successor of Samprati Maurya. The Yuga Purana section of the Gargi Samhita mentions him as wicked, quarrelsome, unrighteous ruler, who cruelly oppressed his subjects.

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