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Mauryan Empire Silver

 
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 Posted 01/12/2021  6:45 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Lucky Cuss to your friends list Get a Link to this Message

The Mauryan Empire dominated the Indian subcontinent from 321 to 185 BCE.

Roughly 11.4 by 12.2 mm, with the weight coming in at 3.35 grams. Fineness unknown.

I thinking that based upon the weight this would be denominated as a pana.





See: https://www.indianetzone.com/42/coi...n_empire.htm

Colligo ergo sum
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 Posted 01/12/2021  7:16 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I love this coin type and have many in my collection. What is interesting about this coin is that the Sun and 6 arm symbol punch marks are missing. These two symbols are present on all these coins. An interesting coin from an unknown series.

The go to reference on this coin type is "Punchmarked of the Indian Subcontinent Magadha- Mauryan Series" by Gupta & Hardaker.

Shameless plug: I have 60+ of this type coming up for auction at the end of the month.
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 Posted 01/12/2021  8:23 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looking at the coin a little closer, I believe the punch mark at the lower left is the 6 arm symbol just worn, the animal punch mark is either an Elephant or a Camel, can't say for sure. Been checking my copy of Gupta and Hardaker but haven't had much luck trying to figure it out.
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 Posted 01/13/2021  10:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add chrsmat71 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I really dig these Mauryan punch marked coins, that's a cool one Lucky Cuss!

Hey Ski, I'm in was thinking of picking some more of these, is your auction on ebay? I'll check it out!
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 Posted 01/13/2021  10:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Bob L to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Chris, the next eAuction at CNG (#485), I believe.
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 Posted 01/13/2021  11:33 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi Chris, it's been a while. Hope you are doing well. Yeah CNG auction starting Jan 27.
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