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ID:     711199
Type:     Ancient and Medieval India
Region:     GUPTAS
Issuer:     Kumaragupta I
Date Ruled:     Circa 414-455 AD
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Dinar
Struck / Cast:     struck
Weight:     8.13 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 a lotus and an uncertain object (mundamala?); unusual five-point tamgha in left field
Primary Reference:     BMC Guptas -
Reference2:     Altekar pl. XII, 9
Reference3:     Bayana 1784
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, muddled obverse strike
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1199 Rare