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  1. Old Indian Coins of Gandhara, Magadha-Maurya, Kuntala and Gupta

  2. 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. • Let’s learn in detail about Indian ancient coins that were issued for GandharaJanapada, Magadha-MauryanJanapada, KuntalaJanapada and Gupta Empire.

  3. These old Indian coins were struck somewhere between 600 BC and 300 BC for GandharaJanapada. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. These antique coins of India were struck from 600 BC to 450 BC for KuntalaJanapada 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.

  6. 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 "KshitipatirAjitoVijayiKumargupto - Divam - Jayati". The reverse features seated Goddess offering fruit/grapes to a peacock along with the legend "Ajitamahendrah"