GUPT-09 Click on image for enlargement.
Indian Coins, Gupta. Samudragupta , 335-375 AD, Gold Dinar
(7.39 grams; 19 mm.), die-axis 12 o'clock.
Obverse: Part of legend around KACHO GAMAVAJITYA DIVAM KARMABHIRUTTAMAIRDIVAM JAYATI
in Gupta-Bramhi script, having conquered the earth, Kacha wins
heaven by excellent deeds. King with halo around head, standing facing, head left. wearing
cap, decorated coated trousers, ear rings and neckrace, holding a standard topped with a wheel
(chakkara) with left hand, under left arm KACHA in Gupta-Bramhi script.
Sacrificing at altar with right hand.
Reverse: SARVARAJOCHCHETTA in Gupta-Bramhi script,
exterminator of all kings. Goddess Lakshmi with halo around head standing facing, head left,
wearing a loose robe. right hand outstreiched and holding a lotus. Left hand holds a cornucopiae.
Royal symbol (tamgha) below left. Surrounded by a border of 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.