The Gupta Empire
Chandragupta I, circa 319 – 343 AD. Dinar, King and Queen type, circa 319-343, AV 7.61 g. Chandragupta I, nimbate, standing l., holding a crescent-topped standard decorated with fillet and offering a ring to Kumaradevi, nimbate, standing r. and wearing loose robe, earrings, necklace, armlets and long dress. Rev. The goddess Lakshmi, nimbate, seated facing on lion, holding fillet and cornucopiae; her feet resting on lotus. BMC Gupta 25 and pl. III, 6. Bayana Hoard 6 and pl. I, 6 (these dies). Kumar p. 174, Class I, variety A.2.
Rare and in unusually fine condition for the issue. About extremely fine
Ex Spink sale 87, 1991, 1723.
|Price realized||4'000 CHF|
|Starting price||2'400 CHF|