GUPT-03 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Gupta. Samudragupta , 335-375 AD, Gold Dinar 7.55 g. 18.1 mm. die-axis 12 o'clock. Battle-axe type.

Obverse: Part of legend around KRITANTAPASASUH JAJATYAJITARAJAJETAJITAH in Gupta-Bramhi script, wilding the battle-axe, the unconqured conqurer of conquered kings, is victorious. King with halo around head standing facing, head left. Wearing a decorated coat and trousers, cap, necklace and holding a battle-axe in left hand, SAMUDRA in Gupta-Bramhi script, below left arm, right hand resting on hip, in left field a small attendant standing right holds a crescent-topped standard.

Reverse: KRITANTAPASASUH in Gupta-Bramhi script, wilding the battle-axe of Kritanta. Goddess Lakshmi with halo around head seated facing on throne, wearing a loose robe holding a noose in right hand holding a cornucopiae of flowers and ribbons in left hand. Lotus at the goddess's feet, in left field a royal symbol (tamgha), a border of dots, minor deposits.



          The coin is die-identical with the specimen in the collection of the British Museum, London, England. (1853,0103.9).

          There are several variations of this type, because of different dies.
A very rare genuine gold coin of the Gupta Imperial mints, solid gold coin not a filled metal electrotypes / reproductions.