Coin from Kashi

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 02 November 2016

When a coin was first issued, it would have the marks of the issuing authority. Money changers (shroffs) then marked coins to show they were acceptable. Sometimes a coin would be marked so many times that it obliterated the original design. This coin has been marked 16 times, twice by one shroff. From Kashi, modern-day Northern India. 500-400 BCE. (The British Museum, London).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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