GUPT-27 Click on image for enlargement.


Indian Coins, Gupta. Kumaragupta I , 415-455 AD, Gold Dinar 8.2 g. 17 mm. die-axis 1 o'clock. Lion-slayer type.

Obverse: Part of legend around KSHITIPATIRAJITA MAHENDRAH KUMARAGUPTO DIVAMJAYATI in Gupta-Bramhi script, Kumaragupta unconquered, Mahendra being the lord of the earth, wins heaven. King standing facing, head right, wearing a waistcloth with sash flying behind, necklace, armlets and jewellery. Legs wide-spread, holding a bow in left hand, aiming drawn bow at lion which falls back in front of him, minor deposits.

Reverse: SIMHA MAHENDRAH in Gupta-Bramhi script, lion-like Mahendra. Goddess Lakshmi seated on a recumbent lion facing right. Left arm resting on knee and holding lotus stalk with leaves in outstretched right hand, a royal symbol (tamgha) at left.



          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.