India –Gupta Dynasty Puragupta gold Dinar c.480 – 485
Denomination/metal: Gold Dinar
Date/mint mark: c.480 – 485
Type Archer type
Ref. no: BMC Allan, 550-51
Obv. legend around king with nimbus standing left holding bow and arrow, garuda standard in field left; without letter between legs.
Rev. Sri Vikramah, goddess Lakshmi seated facing on lotus holding long-stemmed flower and riband.21mm, 9.33g.
AEF - Almost extremely fine, a little cabinet friction
Very rare coin. The Gupta Empire was an ancient Indian empire, founded by Maharaja Sri Gupta, which existed at its zenith from approximately AD 240 to 550 and covered much of the Indian Subcontinent. The peace and prosperity created under the leadership of the Guptas enabled the pursuit of scientific and artistic endeavours. This period is called the Golden Age of India and was marked by extensive inventions and discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, dialectic, literature, logic.
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