GUPT-15 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Gupta. Chandragupta II , 375-414 AD, Gold Dinar (7.56 grams; 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.

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. Royal symbol (tamgha) above left. 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.