Lot 1

Ancient Vedic Period Gold Nishka

Auction # 21 Lucknow (Online)


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Catalog Reference #
#
Metal Composition
Gold
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
Diameter
4.65 mm
Weight
0.13 gms
Denomination
Nishka
Calendar/Year
1000-600 BC

Ancient, Vedic Period, (1000-600 BC), Gold Nishka, 0.13 gms, 4.65 mm, Obverse: A central hollow punch, Reverse: Plain, Vedic texts speak of gold pieces called Nishka used as gifts to Brahmans, These precious metal pieces were the precursors to the punch mark coinage of the Mahajanapada period, very fine, rare.