1 Karshapana, Magadh Janpada (pre Christian era)
Silver punch marked coinage (PMC) of the Magadha Janapada, one of the 16 mahajanpadas of the second urbanization period (600-200 BC). These coins are the silver currency known as Karshapana, and weigh approximately 3.3-3.5 grams - though many coins are lighter due to wear and tear, due to these extreme age. These coins were produced by punching patterns on silver planchettes - common motifs include the sun, elephant, bull and chaitya hill. Coins are of different varieties and may date from Magadha Janapada and the Mauryan Empire (322-185 BC). The punch marked patterns are mostly on one side, with the other side either blank or with a single mark.
Weight: 3.3-3.5 grams (approx) - many coins are lighter due to wear and tear
These coins are part of a lot (picture 6), and are hand struck - so no two coins will be identical. The coins are over 2000 years old and will have wear and tear.
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