Punch Marked Coin, Ujjain, Early issue, Standing Shiva Type
Post Mauryan (200 BC onward) copper punch marked coin of Ujjain. The obverse usually carries multiple symbols, the most recognizable of which are the sun and a figure of Lord Shiva, standing. The reverse carries a 'bale mark'. This coin is a close copy of the silver punch marked coin, except that it is made of copper. Ujjain was an important urban center of the Avanti region of Malwa. It was one of the Mahajanpadas, then became a part of the Mauryan empire and as the empire weakened post-Ashoka, regained its independence. These coins are from that period.
Coins in ancient India were made from sheets of metal, cut to small sizes with symbols punched on to them.
Weight: 2-2.5 grams (some coins are lighter/heavier
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These are hand struck coins and nearly 2000 years old. There will be wear and tear on them. No two coins will be identical.
Price is for a single coin.