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|Start Price 14000||Estimated Price 14000-18000|
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Punch Marked Coin, Vatsa/Kalinga Janapada (500-410 BC), Kaushambi Region, Silver Karshapana, ABCC type, Obv: four punches consisting vatsa royal emblem of Scorpio, 2x chakras (cosmic wheel), plough with an arrow through it, Rev: reused Kalinga planchet of ABBC style with four punches consisting 2x Elephant facing to left, taurines above, Scorprio and candelebrum, 3.3g, 26.78x18.98mm, (Unlisted), about extremely fine, Extremely Rare.
Vatsa Janapada is located in Prayagraj (Allahabad) in the present day, and the capital was Kaushambi which can be identified at the ruins of Kosam-thirty-eight miles from Allahabad above the Yamuna River. The Kingdom of Kalinga focused on the lower Mahanadi valley and adjacent Deccan coastland. Part of Kalinga appears to have been temporarily occupied by the Nanda kings of Magadha but the definitive Mauryan occupation of Kalinga was an achievement of Ashoka and his conquest to Kalinga has been dated to about 260 BC.
A very interesting specimen of Vatsa Janapda overstruck on the Kalinga Janapada, This specimen indicates politico-economic links between the two Janapadas?, an attractive example with clear symbols visible of both the Janapadas.