Uniface cut ingot with a round punchmark, numerous different small bankers' marks around / Blank. 24x18mm, 7.00 grams. Rajgor 530. SKU T2064-53120
Beautiful high grade, very rare as such. The coin is differently described as a double karshapana of 5 shanas or half a shatamana.
Shakya was an ancient janapada of India in the 1st millennium BCE, it was located on the modern India-Nepal border. In Buddhist texts, the Sakyas are mentioned as a Kshatriya clan of Gotama gotra. The Sakyas formed an independent kingdom at the foothills of the Himalayas. The Sakya capital was Kapilavastu, currently situated in Nepal. The most famous Sakya was Gautama Buddha, a member of the ruling Gautama clan of Lumbini, who is also known as Shakyamuni Buddha was born and grew up.