I hope no one will mind a bit of shameless self-promotion, but I wanted to share my new publication with my Cointalk friends. It appears in the latest edition of the Journal of the Oriental Numismatic Society, and I am also sharing it through my Academia.edu page. It’s probably a real bore yawn for most anyone, especially if they aren't familiar with these types of coins, but I am still proud of it. I wrote this paper after I purchased a punchmarked Mauryan coin that had an unusual extra symbol on the reverse (above). When I tried to figure out what it was, I was surprised to discover that it was linked to a series of coins struck much later than the coin I had bought. After a crash course in Mauryan coinage, I concluded that it was a countermark and put this article together. It builds on some of the work that @EWC3 had already done, and it also has some implications regarding the chronology of the last Mauryan coins. I am very interested in the interpretation of the symbols used on these countermarks and some coins (they've been discussed on Cointalk before), but I’m not convinced that we can produce a satisfactory answer for that at this time, so I didn't really get into that.