PARATA RAJAS Spajhama circa 10 BC? drachm

$350.00

PARATA RAJAS, Spajhama, circa10 BC?, drachm, no date, Obverse: diademed head L, lozenge eye, Reverse: legend around swastica pointing R, bronze, 14mm, 2.14g, S281.1D, XF

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The Paratarajas were local rulers around Quetta, in Balochistan in southern Pakistan during the decline of Scythian power.

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.