GUPT-15 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Gupta. Chandragupta II , 375-414 AD, Gold Dinar 7.56 g. 18.7 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 facing, head left. Wearing decorated coat, throusers and ear rings, holding by left hand very close to his body a bow held by the middle and holding an arrow in his right hand, left leg slightly raised, in left field is a Garuda standard with ribbons, minor deposits.

Reverse: SRI VIKRAMAH in Gupta-Bramhi script, the valiant king. Goddess Lakshmi with halo around head seated facing on a lotus, wearing lower garments, shawl and jewellery. Right arm outstretched, holding a noose and holding a long stemmed lotus with left hand, a royal symbol (tamgha) above left, minor deposits.



          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.