Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich
Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction 117

Greek, Roman and Gupta Empire gold coins

Tu, 01.10.2019, from 04:45 PM CEST
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The Gupta Empire
Kumaragupta I, 409 – 450/452 AD. Dinar, Elephant-Rider type, 409-450/452, AV 7.88 g. King holding goad and seated on elephant advancing l.; behind him an attendant is seated and holding chattra over him. Rev. The goddess Lakshmi standing facing on lotus, grasping stalk of lotus and holding lotus in l. hand; in the r. field, vase (?). BMC Gupta 257 bis and pl. XV, 16. Bayana Hoard1870 (these dies). Kumar p. 301, variety B.
Extremely rare. Struck on a narrow flan, otherwise about extremely fine

Ex Spink-Taisei Singapore 9, 1991, 137. From the Skanda collection.

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Price realized 55'000 CHF
Starting price 20'000 CHF
Estimate 25'000 CHF
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