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Punch Marked Coin, Magadha Janapada (600-350 BC), Silver Vimshatika, Archaic period, GH Series 0, Obv: large six armed symbol in the center, sun, a spear symbol, arrow quiver/Egyptian lyre and other two ancillary symbols around, Rev: two banker marks, 5.37g, 26.69x22.57mm, (variant of Rajgor Series 10, Unlisted variety), about extremely fine with toning, Extremely Rare.
The combination of the symbols on this device is not found on a single die, they are from different dies.
The Magadha Janapada started expanding from the reign of Bimbisara, the son of Bhattiya and who invaded Anga. He killed the ruling king Bramhadatta and then established himself as a Viceroy of Anga. His son Ajatashatru further extended the kingdom by conquering the Janapadas of Vriji, Malla and Kosala. During the reign of Bimbisara, the coinage of the Magadha Kingdom was reformed in both weight and design. The weight standard was replaced from 3.6 grams to 5.3 grams.