The Gupta Empire
Kumaragupta I, 409 – 450/452 AD. Dinar, Lion-slayer type, 409-450/452, AV 7.83 g. King standing r., holding bow and shooting lion which falls backwards from leap. Rev. The goddess Ambika-Lakshmi, nimbate, seated facing on lion couchant r., head facing, and resting l. hand on hip. BMC Gupta 240 and pl. XIV, 10 (this obverse die). Kumar p. 321, Class II, variety C.1.
Good very fine
Ex Spink-Taisei Singapore 9, 1991, 134. From the Skanda collection.
|Price realized||4'250 CHF|
|Starting price||1'600 CHF|