Resources for collectors:
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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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.
(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 The catalogue pictures numerous coins, including many types that are unpublished elsewhere.
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 The page lists a number of types unpublished anywhere else
catalogue of unpublished "Sri Yashaaditya" silver Hephthalite obols,
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
This page is meant as a resource for collectors, illustrating and discussing the modern fakes of ancient Indian punchmarked coins.
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