Punchmark (6-armed Gandharan symbol with a dot between two of the arms) / blank. 12mm, 0.70 grams. Rare. Rajgor 579var.
1/16th shatamana (1/2 shana) is much scarcer than the 1/8th shatamana pieces.
Gandhara Janapada was one of the 16 Janapadas mentioned in the Buddhist chronicles. It was a subject of the Achaemenid Empire during the reign of Darius in the late 6th century BC, and was the birthplace of the first indian coins.