Punch-Marked Coin

Punch-Marked Coin

400-300 BC

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Silver

Overall: 1.4 x 1.2 cm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Gift of Sri B. D. Dwivedi 1967.242

Description

Indigenous Indian coinage was cut to weight from sheets of silver or copper and punch-marked, instead of die-cast. Each punch-marked coin had a unique combination of symbols.

See also
Collection: 
Indian Art - Maurya
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Silver

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