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|Start Price 12000||Estimated Price 12000-15000|
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Punch Marked Coin, Vidarbha Janapada (600-500 BC), Gondla Hoard type, Chhindwara area, Silver 1/2 Karshapana, Type I, ABCD type, Obv: four punch-marks consisting of an elephant standing facing right, a tree and other ancillary symbols, Rev: uniface, 1.68g, 13.58x14.30mm, (Sharma, JONSI-LXXII-Part-1 (2010) Type 1; Unlisted variety), choice very fine, Very Rare.
Note: Sharad Sharma published an article on this type of coins in the JONSI-LXXII-Part-1 (2010) – ‘A Hoard of Local Type Silver Punch Marked Coins from Chhindawara’. A hoard of 52 local type silver punch marked coins were reportedly from Chhindawara (Madhya Pradesh). All the 52 coins are four-symbol coins and are based on the half-karshapana weight standard. The coins may broadly be segregated into two types. Type I has a very broad flan with thin fabric and Type II has a small/medium flan with thick fabric. Both type I and type II coins weight range 1.6 to 1.7gms.
The symbol on the left field is unlisted making this specimen unique when compared to other variations of these coins.