The Gupta Empire
Kumaragupta I, 409 – 450/452 AD. Dinar, Elephant-Rider, Lion Trampler type, 409-450/452, AV 8.17 g. King holding goad and seated on elephant advancing r.; behind him an attendant is seated and holding chattra over him. Rev. A goddess standing facing, with head turned l., holding lotus flower; in l. field, peacock standing r. BMC Gupta –. Kumar p. 302.
Extremely rare, only fifteen specimens known, of which only eight are in
private hands. Struck on a narrow flan, otherwise about extremely fine
Ex Spink-Taisei Singapore 9, 1991, 138. From the Skanda collection.
|Price realized||70'000 CHF|
|Starting price||28'000 CHF|