Lot 149

Ancient Guptas Chandragupta I/II King and Queen type Gold Dinara


  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 400000 - 600000
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Catalog Reference #
Shivlee # Class I, Variety B, pg. 176
Metal Composition
Gold
Lot Grade/Condition
very fine
Diameter
21.50 mm
Weight
7.84 gms
Denomination
Dinara

Ancient, Guptas, Chandragupta I/II, King and Queen type, Gold Dinara, 7.84 gms, 21.50 mm, Obv: Standing King and Queen, Brahmi legend ‘Chandra/Gupta’ below King’s left arm, Brahmi legend ‘(Shri)Kumaradevi’ behind queen, Rev: Goddess Ardoksho/Lakshmi seated on a lion to right, holding Cornucopia in left hand and diadem in right hand, Tamgah at left, Brahmi legend ‘Lichavayah’ at right, Dotted border around, Based on absence of throne on the reverse, ShivleeGupta suggests that this variety which was started by Chandragupta I might have continued to be issued during the early years of Chandragupta II, Shivlee # Class I, Variety B, pg. 176, very fine, very rare.