1/4 Karshapana, Shunga Empire, 185 BC-75 BC
Copper 1/4 Karshapana of the Shunga Empire (185 BC-75 BC). These coins were minted by the Shunga dynasty - which succeeded the Mauryan Empire. Pushyamitra Shunga was a general of the last Mauryan ruler, and succeeded the throne after overthrowing him in 185 BC. The Shunga dynasty was a Brahmin dynasty - the preceding Mauryas were Buddhists. The obverse of the coin features a hollow cross, a 3 arched hill and a tree inside a railing. The reverse shows an elephant and a swastika.
Weight: 2.5 grams (approx)
Shape: Square (irregular)
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Please note - these coins are over 2,000 years old and will therefore have wear and tear, and damage. They are hand struck, so no two coins will be identical. There will be some variation between coins in terms of condition.
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