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ID:     711164
Type:     Ancient and Medieval India
Region:     GUPTAS
Issuer:     Samudragupta
Date Ruled:     Circa 335-380 AD
Metal:     Gold
Denomination:     Dinar
Struck / Cast:     struck
Weight:     7.93 g
Die Axis:     12 h
Obverse Description:     Samudragupta, nimbate, seated left on a low couch or throne, playing lyre set on his knees; "si" on footstool below
Reverse Description:     The goddess Lakshmi, nimbate, seated left on wicker stool, holding diadem and cornucopiae
Primary Reference:     BMC Guptas 52
Reference2:     Altekar pl. III, 16
Reference3:     Bayana 187
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, some porosity
Notes:     Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1164 Rare and popular type on a large, heavy flan