Silver punch drachm of Samprati (ca.216-207 BC), Pataliputra mint (G/H 573), Mauryan Empire, Ancient India

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Five various symbols / Small banker's mark. 13mmx17mm, 3.08 grams. Pataliputra mint. Mitchiner ACW 4193; Gupta/Hardaker ISPC VI IV F 26 (#573).

Samprati was an emperor of Maurya dynasty who reigned from ca. 216-207 BCE. He was the son of Ashoka's blind son, Kunala. He succeeded his cousin, Dasharatha as emperor of the Mauryan Empire and ruled almost the entire present-day Indian subcontinent. Emperor Samprati is poorly highlighted in history. He is regarded as the "Jain Ashoka" for his patronage and efforts to spreading Jainism in east India.