Numismatics & Epigraphy

Punch-Marked Coins

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Punch-Marked Coins
5th - 4th Century B.C.

Place of origin: Gandhara Janapada (Northwestern part of ancient India)
Materials: Silver
Dimensions: 2.6 X 2.9  cm.
Acc. No. 59.152/1714

It took about long time for the silver piece, a narrow horizontal strip, to acquire circular form, ever after a coin's regular dimension and form. However, these circular pieces were also punched with the same six pronged mark and are known as Punch-marked coins. This is thus the second version of Punch-marked coins.

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