Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich
Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction 117

Greek, Roman and Gupta Empire gold coins

Tu, 01.10.2019, from 04:45 PM CEST
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Description

The Gupta Empire
Kumaragupta I, 409 – 450/452 AD. Dinar, Apratigha type, 409-450/452, AV 7.91 g. A male figure standing facing, wearing dhoti; hands folded at the waist. In the r. field, a female figure standing l., wearing sari and kanchuki; l. hand on her waist and raising r. hand. In the l. field, a male figure standing r. holding in outstretched r. hand a Garuda. Above, crescent . Rev. The goddess Lakshmi , nimbate, seated facing on lotus; l. hand on waist and holding lotus in r. Above, crescent. Altekar, Bayana 1814. Kumar p. 289, variety A (this coin illustrated).
Of the highest rarity and among the finest specimens known.
About extremely fine / good very fine

Ex Spink-Taisei Singapore 9, 1991, 136. From the Skanda collection.

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Price realized 85'000 CHF
Starting price 32'000 CHF
Estimate 40'000 CHF
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