The Gupta Empire
Samacharadeva, VI – VIII century AD. Dinar, Archer type, VI-VIII century AD, AV 9.77 g. King standing l., holding bow and arrow. Bull (Nandi) standing l. on top of standard. Rev. The goddess Lakshmi, nimbate, seated facing on lotus, holding lotus and fillet. Gupta –, pl. XXIV, 4. Kumar p. 391.
Of the highest rarity, apparently only four specimens known of
which only two are in private hands. Extremely fine
Privately purchased from Spink & Son in 1991.
|Price realized||13'000 CHF|
|Starting price||8'000 CHF|