Silver karshapana of Emperor Samprati (ca.216-207 BC), Pataliputra mint, Mauryan Empire, Ancient India (G/H 575 var. - unique fifth punch)

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Five punched symbols / Banker's mark. 18mmx13mm, 3.39 grams. Pataliputra mint. Mitchiner ACW 4197-4199; Gupta/Hardaker ISPC VI IV F 146 (#575).

Unusual 5th punch.

Samrat Samprati was an emperor of Maurya dynasty. He was the son of Ashoka's blind son, Kunala. He succeeded his cousin, Dasharatha as Emperor of the Maurya Empire and ruled almost the entire present-day Indian subcontinent.