GUPT-09 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Gupta. Samudragupta , 335-375 AD, Gold Dinar 7.39 g. 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, minor deposits.

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, a royal symbol (tamgha) below left, a border of dots.



          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.