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Learn in detail about four interesting old coins of India that were struck during the ancient times. Explore the designs featured on ancient Indian coins from Gandhara Janapada, Magadha-Mauryan Janapada, Kuntala Janapada and Gupta Empire. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Old Indian Coins of Gandhara, Magadha-Maurya, Kuntala and Gupta


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Old Indian Coins of Gandhara, Magadha-Maurya,
Kuntala and Gupta
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  • Old Indian coins have a lot of historical
    significance. Which is why, they are sought after
    all over the world. Through the study of Ancient
    coins of India, one can explore various
    fascinating aspects about Indian history.
  • Lets learn in detail about Indian ancient coins
    that were issued for Gandhara Janapada,
    Magadha-Mauryan Janapada, Kuntala Janapada and
    Gupta Empire.

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  • These old Indian coins were struck somewhere
    between 600 BC and 300 BC for Gandhara Janapada.
    These Punch-marked 5.43 grams silver coins bore
    the denomination - 1/2 Shatamana, which also
    equals 4 Shanas.
  • These antique coins of India are scarce and
    feature the commonly found six-petal flower
    symbol on the obverse. The reverse of these
    Indian old coins is left blank.

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  • These coins of ancient India were struck between
    600BC and 150 BC by Imperial Magadha Rulers for
    Magadha-Mauryan Empire. The denomination of these
    rare historical coins was Karshapana and they
    were struck in 2.9 to 3.5 grams of silver.
  • They are found in Irregular shapes and featured
    the six armed symbol Sun Dog facing right
    Three dots enclosed in a triangle Elephant
    facing left on the obverse.

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  • These antique coins of India were struck from 600
    BC to 450 BC for Kuntala Janapada in 6.6 to 6.8
    grams of silver.
  • These ancient coins of India were punch-marked
    with a single punch to depict a Pulley Symbol on
    the obverse. They bore the denomination 1/2
    Shatamana which equals 4 Shanas.

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  • These Old Indian Coins were struck during the
    reign of Gupta Empire king Kumaragupta I or
    Mahendraditya, somewhere between 415 AD and 455
    AD. This Gold Dinar Dinar weighs around 7 to 8
    grams and has a diameter of 19 to 22
    millimetres. 
  • The obverse of these rare ancient Indian coins
    features the King riding a horse with a Brahmi
    legend "Kshitipatir Ajito Vijayi Kumargupto -
    Divam - Jayati". The reverse features seated
    Goddess offering fruit/grapes to a peacock along
    with the legend "Ajitamahendrah"
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