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Ashoka Lion Capital 2 Paise India Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Coin)

Ashoka Lion Capital 2 Paise India Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Coin)

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Ashoka Lion Capital 2 Paise India Authentic Coin Charm for Jewelry and Craft Making (Scalloped Coin)

Obverse: Ashoka lion capital
Lettering: भारत INDIA

Reverse: Denomination, date below
Lettering: पैसे 2 PAISE
Translation: Paise 2 Paise

Features
Issuer India
Period Republic (1950-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1965-1981
Value 2 Paise (0.02 INR)
Currency Rupee (decimalized, 1957-date)
Composition Aluminium
Weight 1 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.58 mm
Shape Scalloped (with 8 notches)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 1743
References KM# 13, Schön# 102

Wikipedia:
The Lion Capital of Ashoka is a sculpture of four Asiatic lions standing back to back, on an elaborate base that includes other animals. A graphic representation of it was adopted as the official Emblem of India in 1950. It was originally placed on the top of the Ashoka pillar at the important Buddhist site of Sarnath by the Emperor Ashoka, in about 250 BCE during his rule over the Maurya Empire. The pillar, sometimes called the Aśoka Column, is still in its original location, but the Lion Capital is now in the Sarnath Museum, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. Standing 2.15 metres (7 feet) high including the base, it is more elaborate than the other very similar surviving capitals of the pillars of Ashoka bearing the Edicts of Ashoka that were placed throughout India several of which feature single animals at the top; one other damaged group of four lions survives, at Sanchi.

The capital is carved out of a single block of polished sandstone, and was always a separate piece from the column itself. It features four Asiatic Lions standing back to back. They are mounted on an abacus with a frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull, and a lion, separated by intervening spoked chariot-wheels. The whole sits upon a bell-shaped lotus. The capital was originally crowned by a 'Wheel of Dharma' (Dharmachakra popularly known in India as the "Ashoka Chakra"), with 32 spokes, of which a few fragments were found on the site. A 13th-century replica of the Sarnath pillar and capital in Wat Umong near Chiang Mai, Thailand built by King Mangrai, preserves its crowning Ashoka Chakra or Dharmachakra. The wheel on the capital, below the lions, is the model for the one in the flag of India.jai hind

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