The Gupta Empire
Samudragupta, circa 344 – 378 AD. Dinar, Lyrist type, circa 344-378, AV 7.74 g. King, nimbate, seated l. on a low couch or throne, playing lyre set on his knees. Rev. The goddess Lakshmi, nimbate, seated l. on wicker stool, holding diadem and cornucopiae. BMC Gupta 55 and pl. V. 8. Altekar pl. III, 17. Bayana Hoard pl. 6, 5 (this coin). Kumar p. 213, variety B.1.
Extremely rare. Good very fine
Ex Taisei-Baldwin-Gillio Singapore sale 22, 1996, 802.
|Price realized||5'000 CHF|
|Starting price||4'000 CHF|