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

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Four punchmarks - an elephant, two stars and an interesting modified tourine symbol / Blank. 20mmx15mm, 1.62 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 reportedly found  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.