Extremely nice and rare! Silver punchmarked 1/2 karshapana from Chhindawara, Cheitya Janapada, ca.400-300 BC, Ancient India

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Four punchmarks - an elephant, two geometric symbols and and interesting large symbol consisting of lines and circles  / Blank. 18mmx14mm, 1.65 grams. Rajgor - (similar to series 22 and 26)

The coins from the hoard from Chhindawara in Madhya Pradesh were recently published by Shtrugan Jain in JNSI. The coins were found on Waiganga river in Chhindawara. Their addtribution is to Chetiya Janapada and is based on the find spots of these types of coins. This beautiful type is very rare, not previousely published.

Chedi (or Chetiya) Janapada, covering parts of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, was one of the original 16 Janapadas. Sometimes in ca.4th century, the Vidarbha region (previousely a part of Chetiya) became independent.