Rare silver vimshatika, Kashi Janapada under Kasala (c.525-475 BC), India (R-868 var.)

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Four punchmarks (see below) / Various bankers' marks. 28mm21mm, 4.60 grams. Rajgor Series 58, unlisted (#868 var).

The variety with this 4th symbol is not listed - this is a variation on type 868 in Rajgor. Rare.

In ca.525 BC Kashi, the long-time enemy of Kasala, was conquered by it, and was administered as a Kasala province until the conquest of Kasala by Magadha in ca.475 BC. During the earlier part of this period, Kashi issued vimshatikas, and later switched to a karshapana standard, closely adhering to the general layout of the Kasala coins. This coin, as well as a few other we are offering, are from an old US collection of Kashi and Kasala vimshatikas and karshapanas sold by Steve Album. These very large early punchmarks are all rare.



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