Lot 16

Ancient Andhra region Silver Karshapana


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Catalog Reference #
Unpublished
Metal Composition
Silver
Lot Grade/Condition
Very Fine
Diameter
16.78 x 12.03 mm
Weight
0.96 gms
Denomination
Karshapana
Calendar/Year
Early 4th century BC
Ancient, Andhra region (Early 4th century BC), Silver Karshapana, 0.96 gms, 16.78 x 12.03 mm, Four symbol ABCC type, An unpublished hoard, containing similar coins is previously known from a place named ‘Koch’ in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh. However, such coins are more close to numerous types of Deccan/southern areas. A parallel may be drawn with Shingavaram hoard coins also, but those coins have an elephant as a mandatory symbol, which is absent in the present coin. Secondly, & perhaps most important, this coin is reported from somewhere near Maharashtra-Telangana border. This provenance appears to be more reliable and corroborates this coin much better with local silver punch marked coinage Deccan / Andhra areas. However, considering a distinctly different symbol combination, we may tentatively attribute this to some unknown smaller janapada of Andhra area. Unpublished. Very Fine, Very Rare.