GUPT-04 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Gupta. Samudragupta , 335-375 AD, Gold Dinar (7.84 grams; 17 mm.), die-axis 1 o'clock. Lyrist type.

Obverse: Part of legend around MAHARAJA DHIRAJA SRI SAMUDRAGUPTAH in Gupta-Bramhi script, Samudragupta overlord of Kings. King with halo around head, wearing a waistcloth, ear rings and necklace, sitting on a stool facing left, with lathe turned legs, playing string of lyre (veena).

Reverse: SAMUDRAGUPTAH in Gupta-Bramhi script. Goddess Lakshmi with halo around head and wearing a long robe, jewellery and a cap, seated left on wicker stool, right hand outstretched, holding a fillet, left hand holds a cornucopiae of flowers and ribbons, a royal symbol (tamgha) in left field. Surrounded by a border dots. Minor deposits.



          They are many variations in design, this rare type is genuine gold coin of the Imperial mints, solid gold not a filled metal electrotypes / reproductions.