This is a copper 1 ½ Karshapana, 21.5 x 21 mm in size and weighing 12.34 grams, from the autonomous north Indian/Pakistan region of Pushkalavati. This is an issue from after the fall of the Mauryan Empire, circa BCE 185-160. The obverse has an elephant facing right with a hill symbol above, while the reverse has a lion facing left with a swastika above and hill symbol to the left. The lion is a raised image in an incuse or recessed square. I would grade the coin a decent near VF on a large flan. The elephant and lion are strong, while the hill symbol is partially off the flan and the swastika symbol is not very distinct. It is Mitchiner (Ancient and Classical World) 4401, a nice early Indian copper.I CANNOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PACKAGES SENT WITHOUT INSURANCE OR REGISTRATION. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE BIDDING. I apologize for shouting and being overly redundant, but some people just don’t seem to get the message. Postage Costs : We just had another significant increase in both domestic and international postage. I am trying to keep what I ask for postage as close to my cost as possible, but I have to increase some of it a bit to reflect the recent changes. Within the U. S : 85 cents for uninsured ( your risk ) first class mail. An additional $1.75 for optional insurance, more if it sells above $50.00. Priority mail and registered first class mail are also available at my cost. Ask for rates or check . Canada : $1.25 for First Class ( your risk ), or $12.50 for registered airmail. Worldwide : Most of my international envelopes weigh more than one ounce when I put in a Saf-T-Mailer or other protection for your coins. I am setting my base rate now for 2-ounce letters. I will try to invoice you for actual weight, so wait for my invoice before paying if you think your package will be at one ounce (or more than two ounces). Postage rates for international post are $2.25 for regular airmail for two ounces ( your risk ). Registered airmail (insured up to about $43.00 ) costs $13.75. T is no insurance available outside the U. S. for packages valued at over $43.00. The maximum indemnity is $43.73. I have had nothing lost in the mail recently. I still think that insurance and/or registration on lower-priced items is not cost effective in the long run. However, I need for you to be aware that I cannot be responsible for uninsured items that do not reach their destination . IF YOU DO NOT CHOOSE INSURANCE OR REGISTRATION AND TRY TO BLAME ME FOR A PACKAGE BEING LOST OR DAMAGED, I WILL BLOCK YOU FROM BIDDING ON FUTURE AUCTIONS . THIS INCLUDES YOUR FILING A CLAIM THROUGH PAYPAL IF YOU DID NOT INSURE OR REGISTER YOUR PACKAGE.
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