GUPT-25 Click on image for enlargement.
Indian Coins, Gupta. Kumaragupta I , 415-455 AD, Gold Dinar
(8.03 grams; 17.4 mm.), die-axis 12 o'clock. Lion-slayer type.
Obverse: Part of legend around KSHITIPATIRAJITA MAHENDRAH KUMARAGUPTO DIVAMJAYATI in Gupta-Bramhi
script, King Kumaragupta the unconqured Mahendra wins the heaven.
King standing facing but looking right, wearing a waistcloth with sash flying behind, necklace, diadem and armlets.
Holds a bow in left hand and with right hand raised above shrouder, shooting an arrow. In right field a
lion falls backwords.
Reverse: SRI MAHENDRAH SINHA in Gupta-Bramhi script, the lion in the
person of the illustrius Mahendra. Goddess Lakshmi seated facing on a recumbent lion facing right, wearing
lower garments and a shawl, jewellery. Right hand outstretched holding a fillets, left hand holding a stem of a lotus.
In left field a royal symbol (tamgha) at top left. Surrounded by a border of dots.
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.