Silver punch drachm of Salisuka (ca.215-202 BC), Pataliputra mint, Mauryan Empire, Ancient India (G/H #543)

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Five punch-marked symbols / Small bankers' marks. Irregular flat silver planchet, 13mmx11mm, 3.29 grams. Pataliputra mint. Gupta/Hardaker ISPC VI IV A 18 (#543); Mitchiner ACW 4203ff.

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.