The Gupta Empire
Kumaragupta I, 409 – 450/452 AD. Dinar, Elephant-Rider type, 409-450/452, AV 7.88 g. King holding goad and seated on elephant advancing l.; behind him an attendant is seated and holding chattra over him. Rev. The goddess Lakshmi standing facing on lotus, grasping stalk of lotus and holding lotus in l. hand; in the r. field, vase (?). BMC Gupta 257 bis and pl. XV, 16. Bayana Hoard1870 (these dies). Kumar p. 301, variety B.
Extremely rare. Struck on a narrow flan, otherwise about extremely fine
Ex Spink-Taisei Singapore 9, 1991, 137. From the Skanda collection.
|Price realized||55'000 CHF|
|Starting price||20'000 CHF|