INDIA, Gupta: Samudragupta Gold dinar: Standard type

Ancient Coins - INDIA, Gupta: Samudragupta Gold dinar: Standard type
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Obverse King standing facing, sacrificing at altar at left, in the Kushan style, holding standard in right hand, Garuda standard at left, Brahmi legend around: Samarasatavitatavijayo jitaripurajito divam jayati, additional Brahmi legend under arm: Samudra
Reverse Enthroned Lakshmi seated facing, holding diadem and cornucopia, tamgha left, Brahmi legend right: Parakrama
Date c. 335-380 CE
Weight 7.48 gm.
Diameter 20 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference Altekar I.B, MAC 4773
Comments A choice specimen, with considerable parts of the legend visible, which is scarce to find. This coin is an immediate descendent of the Kushan coinage, and therefore must be the earliest Gupta issue. Over time, the Gupta artists asserted their own themes and styles on the coinage.
Price SKU: 468.16
US$ 525.00
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  • CAD 672.58

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