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Punch Marked Coin, Surasena Janapada (400-350 BC), Silver 1/2 Karshapana, Obv: stylized Lion in the center facing towards right, three annulets above, other symbols around, Rev: uniface, 1.20g, 11.34x13.72mm, (Unlisted type), choice extremely fine with toning, Very Rare.
This type is noted for the first time and unlisted in all the major reference catalogs. Struck on the fairly larger flan with excellent clear symbols.
Surasena or Shurasena was one of the 16 Mahajanapadas of the Buddhist chronicles, it was located at Braj, the region around Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. Political history of this Janapada in the Early Historic period is obscure. The only fact known about it is that the king of the Surasenas was an Avantiputra and Pradyota of Avanti had a close relation with him.