GUPT-13 Click on image for enlargement.
Indian Coins, Gupta. Chandragupta II , 375-414 AD, Gold Dinar
7.62 g. 18.25 mm. die-axis 12 o'clock. Archer type.
Obverse: Part of legend around DEVA SRI MAHARAJA DHIRAJA SRI CHANDRAGUPTASYA
in Gupta-Bramhi script, his Majesty Sri Chandragupta, Great King of Kings.
King with halo around head standing but looking right. Body is always bare and muscular,
wearing necklace, holding the bow very close to his body, bow held by the middle by his left hand,
outside the bow string CHANDRA in Gupta-Bramhi script,arrow in right
hand, Garuda standard in left field.
Reverse: SRI VIKRAMAH in Gupta-Bramhi script, the valiant king.
Goddess Lakshmi with halo seated facing on a lotus, wearing lower garments, shawl and jewellery. Right arm
outstretched, holding a long noose and holding a long stemmed lotus with left hand, a royal symbol (tamgha)
above left field, 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.