KANGRA Apurvachandra circa 1345-60 AD jital


KANGRA, Apurvachandra, circa 1345-60 AD, jital, Obverse: horseman, Reverse: legend, copper, 13mm, 2.87g, MN589, T-72, VF

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Kangra is a district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, where Dharamshala has been hosting the Dalai Lama since his flight from Tibet. In medieval times there was a large Hindu kingdom. The descendants of that Dynasty exist today.

The earliest ancient Indian coins were the “bent bar” punchmarked silvers of the Achaemenid Persians occupying Gandhara in northwest Pakistan. By the 3rd century BC coins were in general use in most of India and Ceylon, and in subsequent centuries struck round coins in gold, silver, and copper came into use throughout the subcontinent and beyond to Southeast Asia and Pacific islands to Java and beyond.