GUPT-14 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Gupta. Chandragupta II , 375-414 AD, Gold Dinar 7.91 g. 18.3 mm. die-axis 11 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, minor deposits.

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, a royal symbol (tamgha) above left, minor deposits.



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

          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.