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ID:     711198
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient and Medieval India
Region:     GUPTAS
Issuer:     Kumaragupta I
Date Ruled:     Circa 414-455 AD
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Dinar
Struck / Cast:     struck
Weight:     8.17 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Kumaragupta, nimbate, standing left with flexed knee, turning to draw his bow in a "Parthian shot" at a lion which sprawls over backward
Reverse Description:     The goddess Lakshmi, nimbate, seated facing on rÉcumbent lion right, holding diadem and lotus; tamgha in left field
Primary Reference:     BMC Guptas 235
Reference2:     Altekar pl. XII, 8
Reference3:     Bayana 1773
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=76426
Grade:     Good VF, sharp strike, with a particularly U+0022buffU+0022 depiction of the king
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1198 ($1500)