The Gupta Empire
Skandagupta, 448/449 – 467 AD. Dinar, Archer type, 448/449-467, AV 8.50 g. King standing l., wearing coat, trousers, boots, necklace and earrings, holding bow and arrow; in the l. field, Garuda standard decorated with fillet. Rev. The goddess Lakshmi in Lalitāsana pose, nimbate, seated facing on lotus, holding noose and lotus. In l. field, symbol. Altekar pl. XIV, 8. Kumar p.345, Class I, variety B.
Ex Spink-Taisei Singapore 9, 1991, 146 and Stephen Album 29, 2017, 1346 sales. From the Skanda collection.
|Price realized||4'000 CHF|
|Starting price||2'800 CHF|