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Articles concerning the earliest Indian coins:

This page is meant as a resource for collectors, illustrating and discussing various earliest ancient Indian coins. The page is updated as often as possible.

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Shatamanas and fractions from Gandhara - First coins of India (ca.600-500 BC)

Thorough online catalogue of the earliest Indian coins. This page is meant as a resource for collectors, illustrating and discussing the silver shatamanas (and fractions) from the ancient Gandhara Janapada.

Catalogue early (1st and 2nd) issue large Magadha karshapanas (ca.550-470 BC)

This page is meant as a resource for collectors, illustrating and discussing 1st and 2nd issue Karshapanas from the ancient Kingdom of Magadha in India. The catalogue pictures numerous coins, including many types that are unpublished elsewhere.

Silver coinage of the Kunindas (ca.2nd-1st century BC)

Online catalogue of silver drachms issued by the Kunindas. The page lists a number of types unpublished anywhere else 

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Online catalogue of unpublished "Sri Yashaaditya" silver Hephthalite obols, 5th-6th century

The only place online where you get to see these coins - a hoard of 100+ coins is illustrated, discussed and about 40+ varieties of different types are identified.

Modern fakes of ancient Indian punchmarks

This page is meant as a resource for collectors, illustrating and discussing the modern fakes of ancient Indian punchmarked coins. 

First reports of modern fake coins of the Western Kshatrapas in Western India, 1st-5th century AD

For the first time, in the fall of 2013, modern fakes of the coins of the Western Kshatrapas appeared for sale for the first time. They are listed and discussed on this page.

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