The Gupta Empire
Kumaragupta I, 409 – 450/452 AD. Dinar, Apratigha type, 409-450/452, AV 7.91 g. A male figure standing facing, wearing dhoti; hands folded at the waist. In the r. field, a female figure standing l., wearing sari and kanchuki; l. hand on her waist and raising r. hand. In the l. field, a male figure standing r. holding in outstretched r. hand a Garuda. Above, crescent . Rev. The goddess Lakshmi , nimbate, seated facing on lotus; l. hand on waist and holding lotus in r. Above, crescent. Altekar, Bayana 1814. Kumar p. 289, variety A (this coin illustrated).
Of the highest rarity and among the finest specimens known.
About extremely fine / good very fine
Ex Spink-Taisei Singapore 9, 1991, 136. From the Skanda collection.
|Price realized||85'000 CHF|
|Starting price||32'000 CHF|