These unique coins date back to the Mauryan Empire, the first empire to cover almost all of the Indian subcontinent.
Fashioned from irregularly shaped pieces of silver, Mauryan coins interestingly featured many small symbols erratically punched into the metal instead of one single design. The most common symbols include the sun, geometric patterns, human figures, animals, bows, arrows, wheels, trees, hills, and more. A total of about 450 types are currently known.
These coins eventually fell out of fashion after the fall of the Mauryans, and were replaced by Greek style coinage due to the growing influence of Hellenistic culture on India.
Each includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
Our original glass and leatherette display boxes showcase your relic above a custom information card, with a design unique to History Hoard.