The Gupta Empire
Chandragupta II, 383 – 412 AD. Dinar, Chhattra type, 383-412, AV 7.85 g. King, nimbate, standing l. dropping incense on altar and resting on sword-hilt. Behind him, a dwarf attendant holding chattra over him. Rev. The goddess Lakshmi standing three-quarters l., holding fillet and lotus. BMC Gupta 107 and pl. VIII, 7. Kumar p. 256, Class I, variety C.4.
Very rare and in exceptional condition for the issue, possibly the
finest specimen known. Good extremely fine
Ex Spink-Taisei Singapore 9, 1991, 120. From the Skanda collection.
|Price realized||14'000 CHF|
|Starting price||6'000 CHF|