Indian Coins Lots 1243-1488

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    INDIAN COINS OtherProperties

    Ancient

    1243 HarappanPrimitiveMoney (c.2500-3000BC),GoldDiscwith central hole, andother gold jewelleryattachments(approx35pieces),includestwotriangularfinials,mostofthediscstinyinsize,onceusedasanecklace,similardiscshavebeendiscoveredinHarappansites,totalweight26.13g.About very fine or better, scarce and interesting.(lot) 600-800

    12441245

    1244 Kuntala Janapada (c.600-400BC),Silver-Shatamana,Waiseries,archaicpulleyand trisclesymbols(Mitch4081;Rajgorseries29,502).Very fine and rare. 300-400

    1245 KasiJanapada(c.600-400BC),ScyphateSilverVimshatika,fourmajorpuncheswithsomebankersmarks(Rajgorseries55,711var;Mitch3830-3837var).Very fine and rare. 300-400

    124612471248

    1246 AyodhyaJanapada(c.600-400BC),SilverVimshatika,obv onelargecentralpunchandasidepunchofbull,revblank(MitchATEC2167-2182).Very fine and very rare. 1500-2500ThisispossiblytheearliestcoinageofIndia,struckbytheIskhvakusofAyodhya.Lessthanadozenspecimensareknown,andtheyhaverecentlybeenpublishedbyMitchinerandRajgor.SupposedlytheprototypesofNarhan-Chirand-Muzaffarpurcoinage,thesearetheVimshatikasandnot-ShakelsascalledbyMitchiner.

    1247 MagadhaJanapada(c.600-500BC),SilverVimshatika,fromtheearliestseries,approx5.5g,fourmajorsymbols: six-armedsymbol, spoon,sunandcrescent (similar toRajgorseries10,45-46;M3870-3875var).Very fine and very rare. 500-600ThisearliestseriesispopularlyknownasSeries0becauseitprecedesGuptaHardekarsSeriesI.ProbablystruckduringthereignofAjatashatru.

    1248 MagadhaJanapada(c.600-500BC),SilverVimshatika,fromtheearliestseries,approx5.5g,fourmajorsymbols:six-armedsymbol,sun,treeandtrianglewiththreepellets(cfRajgorseries10,45-46).Very fine, unpublished and very rare. 600-700

    1249 Magadha Janapada, Silver Karshapana (2), c.500-400 BC, various bankersmarks (Rajgor series 12).Extremely fine.(2) 150-200

  • 1250 Magadha Janapada, Silver Karshapana (3), c.500-400 BC, various bankersmarks (Rajgor series 12).Extremely fine.(3) 200-250

    1251 MagadhaJanapada,SilverKarshapana(4),varioussymbols,sun,bulletc.Extremely fine. (4) 100-120

    12521253125412541252 MagadhaJanapada,SilverVimshatika,fromtheearliestseries,approx5.5g,fourmajorsymbols:six-

    armedsymbol,sun,rabbitandfourarrows(cfRajgorseries10,45-46).Very fine, unpublished and very rare. 500-600

    1253 MatsyaAreaofAgraRegion,PunchmarkedSilverKarshapana,obv intricategeometricmaze(SharadSharmaND29-30,2).About very fine and rare. 300-400

    1254 MatsyaAreaofAgraRegion,PunchmarkedSilverKarshapana(2),obv intricategeometricmaze,thesecondwithonlyhalfthepunchvisible(SharadSharmaND29-30,2). About very fine and rare.(2) 300-400

    12551256

    1255 KalingaJanapada(500-260BC),SilverKarshapana,3.3gseries,fourmajorpunches:bull,candelabra(orseed-drill),andsix-armedsymboltwice(cfRajgorseries48butdoubleweight;cfMitchATECShahdolUpperSonvalleySeries,butwithdifferingmarks,MitchATEC3637-3660).Unpublished variety, very fine and rare. 250-350

    1256 Kalinga Janapada (500-260 BC), Silver Karshapana, 3.3g series, four major punches: elephant,candelabra(orseed-drill),andwhorltorighttwice(cfRajgorseries48butdoubleweight;cfMitchATECShahdolUpperSonvalleySeries,butwithdifferingmarks,MitchATEC3637-3660).Unpublished variety, very fine and rare. 250-350

  • 125712571258

    1257 Kalinga Janapada (500-260 BC), Silver Karshapana (2), 3.3g series, four major punches: elephant,candelabra(orseed-drill),andstylizedlionwithlittlefishtorighttwice(cfRajgorseries48butdoubleweight;cfMitchATECShahdolUpperSonvalleySeries,butwithdifferingmarks,MitchATEC3637-3660).Unpublished variety, about very fine and rare.(2) 300-400

    1258 KalingaJanapada(500-260BC),SilverKarshapana,3.3gseries, fourmajorpunches:elephantto left,turtle to rightandstylized lionwith littlefish to right twice (cfRajgor series48butdoubleweight;cfMitchATEC ShahdolUpper Sonvalley Series, butwithdifferingmarks,MitchATEC3637-3660).Unpublished variety, very fine and rare. 250-350

    1259 KalingaJanapada(500-260BC),SilverKarshapana(2),3.3gseries,fourmajorpunches:elephanttoright,turtle to rightandstylized lionwith littlefish to right twice (cfRajgor series48butdoubleweight;cfMitchATEC ShahdolUpper Sonvalley Series, butwithdifferingmarks,MitchATEC3637-3660).Unpublished variety, about very fine and rare.(2) 300-400

    1260126112621260 Ashmaka Janapada, Godavari valley (c.500-350 BC), Silver -Karshapana, elephant, tree and a six

    pointedstartwice(Rajgorseries26;MATEC3912).Very fine and rare. 200-300

    1261 Vidarbha Janapada, Silver Karshapana (c.400-500 BC), elephant, tree and geometric symbol. Superb extremely fine, unpublished and very rare. 150-200

    1262 AshmakaJanapada,Godavarivalley(c.500-350BC),Silver-Karshapana,elephant,treeandageometricsymboltwice(Rajgorseries26).Very fine and rare. 150-200

    1263 KosalaJanapada,KosalaJanapada,SilverVimshatika,c.500-400BC,heavyseries,4gto4.7g,geometricalwhirl,andpelletstwice(PaulMurphy,KosalaStateno.18,I.4.10.2var).Very fine and rare.(3) 300-400

    1264 KosalaJanapada(c.500-400BC),SilverVimshatika,heavyseries,4.0gto4.7g,geometricalwhirl,andwarehousesymbol twice;another, similar, circle surroundedby threeS (PaulMurphyKosala Stateno.18,I.4.10.2var).Very fine and rare. (2) 100-200

  • 12651265126612661265 KosalaJanapada,SilverKarshapana(2),c.500-400BC,lightseries,3.4gto2.8g,ABCDstyle,fourdifferent

    marks:geometricwhirl,elephant,crescentwithtaurines,trisclesetc(PMKosalaStateseriesIII,groupB;Rajgorseries64).Very fine and rare.(2) 60-80

    1266 KuruJanapadafromHaryanaRegion,Silver-Karshapana(2),triangularmark,revsix-armedsymbol,thesecondunifaceonadumpyflan,attributedtoKuruJanapadaofBabyal(Haryana)regionbyHanda(Rajgorseries21,428). Very fine and scarce.(2) 100-120

    1267 Narhan Area Punchmarked Coins (c.600-500 BC), Silver Double Karshapana, central mark with apelletsurroundedbysevenovalpellets,anothermarkshowingaclearbullonthetop(attributedtoShakyaJanapadabyRajgor,series33;seeMitchAncient World and early Trade coinage,Narhan-Chirand-Muzaffarpurculture,2218forsimilarcoins).Extremely fine, rare with such marks. 200-300

    12681269127012711268 MatsyaAreaofAgraregion,PunchmarkedSilverKarshapana,unlistedtypewithlargeflower(Sharad

    SharmaND29-30).Very fine and rare. 200-250

    1269 MatsyaAreaofAgraregion,PunchmarkedSilverKarshapana,unlistedtypewithwormlikecompositedesign(SharadSharmaND29-30).Very fine and rare. 200-250

    1270 MatsyaAreaofAgraregion,PunchmarkedSilverKarshapana,unlistedtypewithwavylines(SharadSharmaND29-30).Very fine and rare. 200-250

    1271 TheRaath-HamirpurAreaCoinage(c.350BC),SilverKarshapana,floralsymbolthreetimes,revblank(MitchATEC3743).Very fine and rare. 200-250thespecialityofthesecoinsisthatasinglesymbolisalwaysstruckthreetimes

    127212721273

    1272 Vidarbha,MauryanCopperTri-KakaniUnit(2),c.300BC,fromtheVidarbharegion,oneonsquareflan,oneonaroundflan,three-archedhillwithcrescent,revhollowcross(MitchATEC4581-4585;MangalamandTiwarip.69).Very fine and rare.(2) 80-100

    1273 Vidarbha,MauryanCopper Tri-KakaniUnit, c.300 BC, from the Vidarbha region, three-arched hillwithcrescent,revhollowcross(MitchATEC4581-4584;MangalamandTiwarip.69).Very fine and rare. 80-100

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    1274 Vidarbha,MauryanCopperTri-KakaniUnit,c.300BC,fromtheVidarbharegion,three-archedhillwithcrescent,revelephant.Very fine and rare, unpublished in major catalogues. 100-120

    1275 KingdomofVidarbha,Sebaka(c.200BC),CopperKarshapana,bullstandingright,six-archedhillonpedestalaboveriver,Brahmilegendrano Sebakasa,revNandipadabesideSrivatsaaboveannulets(MitchAndhra-Karnataka131). Very fine and rare, a handsome coin. 200-250

    127612771276 Ujjaini(c.300-200BC),CopperUnit,standingdonkeyorhorse,representationofabattleaxe,revUjjaini

    symbol.Fine and rare, unpublished in major catalogues. 200-250

    1277 Ujjaini,CopperUnit,standingShivatoleftwithtree,revUjjainisymbol(BopearachchiandPiepier13var;alsoseeNarendraKothari,UjjainiCoins,p.70var).Fine and rare. 120-150

    1278 Kaushambi,CastCopperKakini(2),200-300BC,pairofcoinscasttogether,obvelephanttoright,rev three-archedhill.Very fine and scarce.(2) 150-200

    12791279128012801279 Kaushambi,Varunamitra(c.200BC),CopperUnits(2),BrahmilegendVarunamitra;SquareCastCopper

    Unit(MitchATEC4546).Good for type, the first unpublished in major catalogues and rare.(2) 100-120

    1280 Eran(c.300-200BC),CopperUnit(2),punchmarkedwithriver,elephant,treeinrailing,triangleheadedstandardandmakarasymbol,anotherwithsimilarsymolsbutwithUjjainisymbolinsteadofmakaral(AllanBMCpl.18,9;seeShailendraBhandare,ONSNewsletter175foradiscussion).Very fine and rare.(2) 120-