GUPT-13 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Gupta. Chandragupta II , 375-414 AD, Gold Dinar (7.62 grams; 18.25 mm.), die-axis 1 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. Royal symbol (tamgha) above left field. 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.