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ID:     81000732
     [UNVERIFIED]
Type:     Ancient and Medieval India
Region:     GUPTAS
Issuer:     Samudragupta
Date Ruled:     Circa AD 335-380
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Dinar
Struck / Cast:     struck
Date Struck:     VF, reverse slightly off-center, with worn and slightly rusty dies, edge marks from possible prior mounting
Weight:     7.56 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Samudragupta standing facing, hand on hip, head left, holding battle axe; to left, attendant standing right, holding a crescent-topped standard; three pellets between figures
Reverse Description:     Lakshmi seated facing on backless throne, feet on lotus, holding diadem and cornucopia; tamgha to left
Primary Reference:     cf. BMC Guptas var. Γ
Reference2:     cf. Alketar class I, variety A
Reference3:     Bayana variety A, 176 (same obv. die)
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Source:     http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=140278
Grade:     VF, reverse slightly off-center, struck with worn and slightly rusty dies, edge marks from possible prior mounting
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 732 Very rare.