INDIA, GUPTA, SKANDAGUPTA: Gold suvarna. Archer type. PLEASING SPECIMEN.

Ancient Coins - INDIA, GUPTA, SKANDAGUPTA: Gold suvarna. Archer type. PLEASING SPECIMEN.
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Obverse King standing facing, face turned left, holding arrow in right hand, bow in left, Garuda standard at left, Brahmi legend under arm: Skanda. Traces of cirular legend.
Reverse Lakshmi seated facing on lotus, holding diadem and lotus, tamgha left, Brahmi legend right: Kramaditya
Date c. 455-480 CE
Weight 9.18 gm.
Diameter 21 mm.
Die axis 12 o'clock
Reference Altekar B, MAC 4865
Comments Skandagupta introduced a new heavy weight standard of 80 rattis (or 1 suvarna) for his gold coins, so the heavy weight of this coin is one way to tell that it belongs to the later Guptas. The reverse biruda of Kramaditya is also very clear on this coin, a pleasing specimen of a SCARCE type.
Precio SKU: 468.17
US$ 800.00
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  • CHF 737.76
  • CAD 1,004.72

Cotización al: 04/14/21

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