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Lot # 6 - Very Rare Punch Marked Silver Karshapana Coin of Kalinga Janapada.
Very Rare Punch Marked Silver Karshapana Coin of Kalinga Janapada.
Very Rare Punch Marked Silver Karshapana Coin of Kalinga Janapada. Very Rare Punch Marked Silver Karshapana Coin of Kalinga Janapada.
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DenominationKarshapanaMetalSilver
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Punch Marked Coin, Kalinga Janapada (500-260 BC), Silver Karshapana, ABCD type, Obv: four punches consisting Elephant to left, six armed symbol, bow and arrow, candelabra, Rev: various banker marks,  3.4g, 22.61x30.05mm, (Unlisted), about extremely fine, Very Rare.

It is a rare occurrence showing the ABCD type than the general ABCC type, bow and arrow symbols are also reported for the first time on the Kalinga coin.

The Kingdom of Kalinga focussed 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.