Rare! Large silver vishmatika from Kashi Janapada, period of occupation by Kasala (ca.525-475 BC), Ancient India (Rajgor #906)

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Four punchmarks / Two bankers' marks. 24mmx23mm, 4.01 grams. Rajgor 906.


In ca.525 BC Kashi, the long-time enemy of Kasala, was conquered by it, and was administered as a Kasal province until the conquest of Kasala by Magadha in ca.475 BC. During the earlier part of this period, Kashi issued vishmatikas, 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 a small hoard of large vishmatikas. They are all rare coins.