Four punchmarks / Large bankers' marks. 26mmx20mm, 4.68 grams. Rajgor "Punch-marked coins of early historic India" #823.
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 Kasalaby Magadha in ca.475 BC. During the earlier part of this period, Kashi issued vimshatikas (heavy silver coins struck toa 42-mana standard), 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 vimshatikas. They are all rare coins.