GUPT-12 Click on image for enlargement.
Indian Coins, Gupta. Chandragupta II , 375-414 AD, Gold Dinar
7.83 g. 17.8 mm. die-axis 12 o'clock. Chattra type.
Obverse: Part of legend around KSHITIMAVAJITYA SUCHARITAIR DIVAM JAYATI VIKRAMADITYA
in Gupta-Bramhi script, having conquered the earth, Vikramaditya wins
the heaven by his meritorious deeds. King standing facing, head left with halo around head,
wearing decorated lower garments and jewellery. Right hand raised making offering over an altar, left
hand rests on the hilt of a sword at his waist. In right field a small attendant stands holding a
chattra (parasol) with ribbons over king's head.
Reverse: VIKRAMAH DITYA in Gupta-Bramhi script, sun in valour.
Goddess Lakshmi with halo around head standing facing, head left on pedestal, wearing lower garments, shawl
and jewellery. Right hand outstretched holding fillet and left hand holding stem of lotus. In left field a
royal symbol (tamgha).
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.