The Gupta Empire
Samudragupta, circa 344 – 378 AD. Dinar, Lyrist type, circa 344-378, AV 7.66 g. King, nimbate, seated l. on a low couch or throne, playing lyre set on his knees; below on footstool, si. Rev. The goddess Lakshmi, nimbate, seated l. on wicker stool, holding diadem and cornucopiae. BMC Gupta 52 and pl. V, 5 (this obverse die) and V, 4 (this reverse die). Altekar pl. III, 16. Bayana 187. Kumar p. 213, variety A.1.
Very rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Struck on
a very large flan and complete. Extremely fine
Ex Spink sale 87, 1991, 1727.
|Price realized||13'000 CHF|
|Starting price||6'000 CHF|