Lot 64

Ancient Guptas Samudragupta Gold Dinar


  • Estimated Price (INR)
  • 190000 - 210000
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Catalog Reference #
Altekar pl. I-11, Sanjeev Kumar TOTGE # Pg 177 class II. Variety A.2
Metal Composition
Gold
Lot Grade/Condition
Very Fine+
Diameter
17.97 mm
Weight
7.76 gms
Denomination
Dinar
Calendar/Year
c. 335-380 AD

Ancient, Guptas, Samudragupta (c. 335-380 AD), Gold Dinar, 7.76 gms, 17.97 mm, ‘King and Queen’ type, issued in memory of his parents that is Emperor Chandragupta I standing with Queen Kumaradevi, the king offering a flower to the Queen with his right hand, with crescent (for Chandra) above, legend “Shri kumara devi” to left and to right Chandra, rev. Goddess Durga seated on a left facing lion holding cornucopia and pasha with legend “Lichhavyah” to commemorate the marriage alliance of Chandragupta I with the Lichhavi tribe (BMC pl.III,-2, similar to the Indian Museum coin, Altekar pl. I-11, Sanjeev Kumar TOTGE # Pg 177 class II. Variety A.2, Very Fine+, Very Rare.