The Gupta Empire
Kumaragupta I, 409 – 450/452 AD. Dinar, Tiger-slayer type, 409-450/452, AV 8.12 g. King standing l., holding bow and killing tiger which falls backwards; his r. foot tramples on tiger. In l . field, crescent-topped standard decorated with fillet. Rev. The goddess Lakshmi standing l. in lotus plant, holding lotus and feeding peacock with fruit in r. hand. BMC Gupta 245-246 and pl. XV, 1-2 (this obverse die). Kumar p. 329, variety A.2.
Extremely rare and in exceptional condition for the issue. Extremely fine
Ex Spink-Taisei Singapore 9, 1991, 135. From the Skanda collection.
|Price realized||12'000 CHF|
|Starting price||12'000 CHF|