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Lot # 1 - Punch Marked Silver Vimshatika Coin of Kashi Janapada of Scyphate Coinage.
Punch Marked Silver Vimshatika Coin of Kashi Janapada of Scyphate Coinage.
Punch Marked Silver Vimshatika Coin of Kashi Janapada of Scyphate Coinage. Punch Marked Silver Vimshatika Coin of Kashi Janapada of Scyphate Coinage.
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DenominationVimshatikaMetalSilver
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Punch Marked Coin, Kashi Janapada (600-465 BC), Silver Vimshatika, Scyphate Coinage, ABCC type, Obv: four punches consisting a circle with whorled design, pair of wheels, geometric symbol and some different small banker marks, Rev: uniface, 4.8g, 32.10mm, (MACW # 3822-23/variant of Rajgor Series 55 #737), about very fine, Very Rare.

The Kingdom of Kashi was foremost among the Janapadas of the Middle Ganga valley during the early 600 BC, soon they lost their dominance to the Kosala in the north. Both Kashi and Kosala were situated higher up the valley than Magadha, the kingdom that soon had incorporated both of them. About 525 BC the king of Kosala occupied the major portion of Kashi, the remaining territory of Kashi passing to King Bimbisara of Magadha.