The Gupta Empire
Kumaragupta I, 409 – 450/452 AD. Dinar, Lyrist type, 409-450/452, AV 8.09 g. King, nimbate, sitting on a straight-backed couch and playing a stringed lute. Rev. The goddess Lakshmi or the queen sitting on a couch and holding a flower. Bayana 1810. Kumar p. 325 (this coin illustrated).
Of the highest rarity, one of only four specimens known. About extremely fine
Ex Spink-Taisei Singapore 9, 1991, 141. From the Skanda collection.
|Price realized||85'000 CHF|
|Starting price||40'000 CHF|