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

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Five punch-mark symbols (see below) / A single punch-mark (dot surrounded by arrows and crescents). Irregular flat silver planchet, 16mmx10mm, 3.19 grams. Gupta/Hardaker ISPC VI IV F 26 (#573).


The Mauryan Empire was India's first great unified empire. It lasted from 321 to 185 BCE, and was ruled by the Mauryan dynasty. At its height it ruled virtually all of northern and central India and parts of Afghanistan and Pakistan.