GUPT-14 Click on image for enlargement.

Indian Coins, Gupta. Chandragupta II , 375-414 AD, Gold Dinar (7.91 grams; 18.3 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 standing left, but looking right. Body is always bare and muscular, wearing necklace, resting his left arm through the top of bow, CHANDRA in Gupta-Bramhi script, under left arm. An arrow in left hand.

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. With right arm outstretched, holding a noose. Left hand holding a long stem lotus and ribbons. Royal symbol (tamgha) above left. Surrounded by a border of dots. Minor deposits.

          The coin is die-identical with the specimen in the collection of the National Museum, New Delhi, India. (51.50/20).

          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.