Lot 146

Ancient, Guptas, Chandragupta II, ’Lion-Slayer’ type, Gold Dinar


  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 230000 - 250000
  • Unsold
  • Auction Completed!

Catalog Reference #
Altekar, pl VI-12, BMC, pl VIII-14
Metal Composition
Gold
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
Diameter
17.00 mm
Weight
6.95 gms
Denomination
Dinar

Ancient, Guptas, Chandragupta II, Gold Dinar, 6.95 gms, 17.00 mm, ’Lion-Slayer’ type, Obv: king slaying a lion to right with a bow and arrow, the lion falling back with an arrow in its mouth, around traces of Brahmi legend in top right field, Rev: Goddess facing front nimbate, seated on a lion facing left, holding a lotus, with Brahmi legend ‘SimhaVikramah’ in the right field, Altekar, pl VI-12, BMC, pl VIII-14, minor file marks probably by jeweler to check gold, overall very fine, rare.