The Gupta Empire
Chandragupta II, 383 – 412 AD. Dinar, Lion-slayer type, 383-412, AV 7.89 g. King standing l., wearing sash and jewellery, holding bow and arrow; in l. field, lion retreating l. Rev. The goddess Lakshmi seated on lion walking r., holding fillet and lotus. BMC Gupta 120 bis and pl. IX, 12. Kumar p. 275, Class III, variety B.6.
Struck on a very broad flan and complete, weakly struck on reverse,
otherwise extremely fine / very fine
Ex Spink-Taisei Singapore 9, 1991, 121. From the Skanda collection.
|Price realized||11'000 CHF|
|Starting price||2'800 CHF|