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Samudragupta (335-375)

Scepter type

gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.46 gm, 20 mm.
King standing left, sacrificing at altar left and holding the royal scepter (rājadanda) Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Samudra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Parākramah




gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.62 gm, 20 mm.
King standing left, sacrificing at altar left and holding the royal scepter (rājadanda) Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Samudra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Parākramah



gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.49 gm, 21 mm.
King standing left, sacrificing at altar left and holding the royal scepter (rājadanda) Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Samudra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Parākramah



gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.64 gm, 20 mm.
King standing left, sacrificing at altar left and holding the royal scepter (rājadanda) Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Samudra / gupta circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Parākramah




King with Queen type

gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.44 gm, 20 mm.
King standing at right and queen at left, facing each other, king holding up his right hand, Brāhmī legend at left: Sri Kumaradevi Brāhmī legend at right: Chandra / (gupta)
Goddess (Durga?) enthroned facing, seated on recumbent lion right, holding cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Lichchhavayah



gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.50 gm, 20 mm.
King standing at right and queen at left, facing each other, king holding up his right hand, Brāhmī legend at left: Sri Kumaradevi Brāhmī legend at right: Chandra / gupta
Goddess (Durga?) enthroned facing, seated on recumbent lion left, holding cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Lichchhavayah




Archer type

gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.15 gm, 20 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Samudra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Apratirathah



Battle axe type

gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.27 gm, 19 mm.
King standing left, holding a battle axe in his left hand, right hand on hip Attendant at left, facing right and holding crescent-topped standard Brāhmī legend under arm: Samudra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Kritantaparashu



gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.61 gm, 20 mm.
King standing left, holding a battle axe in his left hand, right hand on hip Attendant at left, facing right and holding crescent-topped standard Brāhmī legend under arm: Kri circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Kritantaparashu



Ashvamedha (sacrifice horse) type

gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.46 gm, 21 mm.
Sacrificial horse standing left, yupa (sacrificial post) before, circular Brāhmī legend around and si (for siddham) below horse
Queen standing left, holding towel in left hand, flywhisk in right over her shoulder needle before, Brāhmī legend at right: Ashvamedhaparākrama





gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.37 gm, 23 mm.
Sacrificial horse standing left, yupa (sacrificial post) before, circular Brāhmī legend around and si (for siddham) below horse
Queen standing left, holding towel in left hand, flywhisk in right over her shoulder needle before, Brāhmī legend at right: Hayamedhaparākrama




Lyrist type

gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.85 gm, 20 mm.
King seated left on a couch, playing the vina circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated left on a stool, holding a cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Samudraguptah



gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.68 gm, 22 mm.
King seated left on a couch, playing the vina circular Brāhmī legend around, si below couch
Lakshmi seated left on a stool, holding a cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Samudraguptah



gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.62 gm, 22 mm.
King seated left on a couch, playing the vina circular Brāhmī legend around, si below couch
Lakshmi seated left on a stool, holding a cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Samudraguptah



Tiger-slayer type

gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.58 gm, 21 mm.
King standing left, shooting arrow at tiger at left, circular Brāhmī legend at right: Vyaghraparākrama
Goddess Ganga standing left on makara, holding long-stemmed lotus in left hand, right hand outstretched, crescent-topped standard at left, Brāhmī legend at right: Raja Samudraguptah




Kācha type

gold dinar, 335-375 AC
gold dinar, 335-375 AC
7.32 gm, 20 mm.
King standing left, sacrificing at altar left and holding a chakra-topped standard no Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Kācha circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi standing left, holding cornucopia in left arm and lotus flower in right hand, Brāhmī legend at right: Sarvarājochchhettā

 

 

Ramagupta (375-380)

Ramagupta, 375-376, Copper fraction
Copper fraction
375-376

0.94 g., 12 mm.
Lion standing left
Brahmi legend: Ramagu(pta), crescent above




Ramagupta, 375-376, Copper fraction
Copper fraction
375-376
0.27 g., 7 mm.
Garuda standing facing
Brahmi legend: (Ra)magu(pta)

 

 

Chandragupta II Vikramaditya (380-415)

gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.81 gm, 18 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Chandra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding cornucopia in left arm, with right hand in varadamudra, dispensing coins, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Vikramah





gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.76 gm, 20 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm between the bow and bowstring: Chandra, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Vikramah




gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.88 gm, 22 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm between the bow and bowstring: Chandra, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding lotus blossom and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Vikramah



gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.91 gm, 19 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Chandra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing on a stylized lotus in padmasana, holding lotus blossom and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Vikramah




gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
8.20 gm, 20 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right, sword at his hip, Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Chandra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing on a stylized lotus in padmasana, holding lotus blossom and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Vikramah





gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
8.03 gm, 19-20 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right, Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Chandra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing on a stylized lotus in padmasana, holding lotus blossom and scattering coins, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Vikramah



gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.73 gm, 19 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right, Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Chandra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing on a profile lotus in padmasana, holding lotus blossom and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Vikramah




gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.73 gm, 21 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard at left, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing on a stylized lotus in padmasana, holding lotus blossom and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Vikramah




Scepter type

gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.71 gm, 20 mm.
King standing left, sacrificing at altar left and holding the royal scepter (rājadanda) Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Chandra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi enthroned facing, holding cornucopia and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Paramabhāgavata




Lion-slayer type

gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.84 gm, 20 mm.
King standing right, shooting arrow at lion at right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi (Durga?) seated facing on lion walking left, holding diadem and cornucopia Brāhmī legend at right: Simhavikrama



gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.29 gm, 19 mm.
King standing right, shooting arrow at lion at right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi (Durga?) seated facing on couchant lion left, holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus, Brāhmī legend at right: Simhavikrama



gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.69 gm, 20 mm.
King standing right, shooting arrow at lion at right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi (Durga?) seated left on lion left, holding long-stemmed lotus (?) and ? Brāhmī legend at right: Simhavikrama



gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.89 gm, 22 mm.
King standing left, shooting arrow at lion at left, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi (Durga?) seated facing on couchant lion left, holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus, Brāhmī legend at right: Simhavikrama



gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.70 gm, 20 mm.
King standing left, shooting arrow at lion at left, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi (Durga?) seated facing on lion walking right, holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus, Brāhmī legend at right: Simhavikrama




Horseman type

gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.89 gm, 21 mm.
King riding horse left, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated left on stool, holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus Brāhmī legend at right: Ajitavikrama



gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.61 gm, 19 mm.
King riding horse left, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated left on stool, holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus Brāhmī legend at right: Ajitavikrama



gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.61 gm, 21 mm.
King riding horse right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated left on stool, holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus Brāhmī legend at right: Ajitavikrama



gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.96 gm, 21 mm.
King riding horse right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated left on stool, holding long-stemmed lotus Brāhmī legend at right: Ajitavikrama



Chhatra type

gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.78 gm, 20 mm.
King standing left, sacrificing at fire altar at left, attendant standing at right, holding up a parasol over the king, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi standing on a lotus facing, holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus Brāhmī legend at right: Vikramāditya


gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
7.68 gm, 19-20 mm.
King standing left, sacrificing at fire altar at left, attendant standing at right, holding up a parasol over the king, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi walking left holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus Brāhmī legend at right: Vikramāditya





Couch type

gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
King sitting at ease left, on a couch or throne circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated left on a low stool, Brāhmī legend at right: Vikramāditya


gold dinar, 375-414
gold dinar, 375-414
King sitting at ease left, on a couch or low stool circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing on a low stool, holding lotus, Brāhmī legend at right: Vikramāditya





Silver Coins Normal type



silver drachma, 375-414
silver drachma, 375-414
1.99 gm, 14 mm.
Head of king right remnants of Brāhmī date behind
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, sun and moon above, Brāhmī legend around: Paramabhāgavata Maharajadhiraja Sri Chandragupta Vikramāditya


silver drachma, dated 398 ?
silver drachma, dated 398?
2.07 gm, 15 mm.
Head of king right Brāhmī date varshe 320 ? behind
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, sun and moon above, Brāhmī legend around: Paramabhāgavata Maharajadhiraja Sri Chandragupta Vikramāditya




silver drachma, dated 407
silver drachma, dated 407
2.00 gm, 14 mm.
Head of king right Brāhmī date varshe 329 behind
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, sun and moon above, Brāhmī legend around: Paramabhāgavata Maharajadhiraja Sri Chandragupta Vikramāditya





Sriguptakula type

silver drachma, 375-414
silver drachma, 375-414
1.97 gm, 15 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, Brāhmī legend around: Sriguptakulālankārasva Rājadhiraja Sri Chandragupta Vikramānkasya



silver drachma, 375-414
silver drachma, 375-414
2.05 gm, 14 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, Brāhmī legend around: Sriguptakulālankārasva Rājadhiraja Sri Chandragupta Vikramānkasya


Copper and Lead coins

375-414, Copper fraction
375-414, Copper fraction
1.18 g., 13 mm.
King standing left
Garuda standing facing, Brahmi legend below: Sri Chandragup(ta)



375-414, Copper unit
375-414, Copper unit
2.92 g., 17-19 mm.
Archer King standing left, Garuda standard left, Brahmi legend Chandra below arm
Lakshmi seated on lotus facing


This coin may have been the core of a potential ancient forgery of the corresponding gold coin.



375-414, Copper fraction
375-414, Copper fraction
0.89 g., 9.5 mm.
Kalasa (vase)
Brahmi legend: Chandra



375-414, Lead unit
375-414, Lead unit
2.82 g., 14 x 13 mm.
Garuda standing facing, with wings outstretched
Brahmi legend: Sri Vikrama

 

 

Kumaragupta I (415-444)

Archer type

gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
7.85 gm, 18 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend in right field: Kumāra circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing, holding long-stemmed lotus and scattering coins with her right hand, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Mahendra



gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.21 gm, 19 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Ku circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing, holding long-stemmed lotus and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Mahendra



gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.17 gm, 19 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Ku circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing, holding long-stemmed lotus and scattering coins with her right hand, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Mahendra




Horseman type

gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.25 gm, 21-20 mm.
King riding horse left, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated left on stool, holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus Brāhmī legend at right: Ajitamahendrah



gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.11 gm, 20 mm.
King riding horse left, holding bow in right hand, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated left on stool, holding diadem and feeding a peacock at left Brāhmī legend at right: Ajitamahendrah



gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.16 gm, 19 mm.
King riding horse right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated left on stool, holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus Brāhmī legend at right: Ajitamahendra



gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.08 gm, 19 mm.
King riding horse right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated left on stool, holding lotus and feeding a peacock at left Brāhmī legend at right: Ajitamahendrah



gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.32 gm, 19 mm.
King riding horse right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated left on stool, holding lotus and feeding a peacock at left Brāhmī legend at right: Ajitamahendrah



Lion-slayer type

gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.21 gm, 19 mm.
King standing right, shooting arrow at lion at right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi (Durga?) seated facing on couchant lion right, holding diadem and cornucopia Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Mahendrasimha



gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.27 gm, 19 mm.
King standing right, trampling lion at right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi (Durga?) seated facing on couchant lion right, holding a lotus blossom in each hand Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Mahendrasimha



gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.16 gm, 19 mm.
King standing right, shooting arrow at lion at right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi (Durga?) seated facing on couchant lion right, holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus, Brāhmī legend at right: Simhamahendra



gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
7.69 gm, 20 mm.
King standing right, shooting arrow at lion at right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi (Durga?) seated facing on couchant lion right, holding long-stemmed lotus and scattering coins with her right hand, Brāhmī legend at right: Simhamahendra





Tiger-slayer type

gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.07 gm, 19 mm.
King standing left, shooting arrow at tiger at left, Brāhmī Ku under arm, circular Brāhmī legend around
Goddess Ganga standing left on makara, holding long-stemmed lotus in left hand, right hand outstretched, feeding peacock at left, Brāhmī legend at right: Kumaraguptodhiraja




Rhinoceros-slayer type

gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
King on horseback right, holding sword in right hand, attacking rhinoceros right but with head turned back, circular Brāhmī legend around
Goddess Ganga standing left on makara, holding lotus in right hand, attendant at right holding parasol aloft Brāhmī legend at left: Sri Mahendrakhadga





Elephant-rider type

gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.09 gm, 19 mm.
King on elephant left, holding goad in right hand, attendant seated behind, holding up parasol, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi standing facing on a lotus, holding lotus in right hand, and cornucopia in left hand, additional lotus in left field and sankh (conch) in right field, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Mahendragajah



gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
7.61 gm, 19 mm.
King on elephant right, holding dagger in right hand, attendant seated behind, holding up parasol, elephant trampling lion underfoot, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi standing right but facing left, holding out right hand as if to pet peacock standing at left Brāhmī legend at left and right: Sinhanihanta Mahendragajah





Swordsman type

gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.08 gm, 20 mm.
King standing facing, holding sword hilt with left hand, making an offering with the right hand, Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī Ku under arm, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing on a lotus, holding diadem and lotus, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Kumaragupta




Karttikeya type

gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.27 gm, 19 mm.
King standing left, offering grapes to peacock at left, circular Brāhmī legend around
Karttikeya seated slightly left on a peacock, holding spear with left hand, right hand outstretched, Brāhmī legend at right: Mahendrakumarah



gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
8.30 gm, 18-20 mm.
King standing left, left hand on hip, right hand out-stretched, peacock standing at left, circular Brāhmī legend around
Karttikeya seated facing on a peacock, holding spear with left hand, right hand outstretched, scattering coins, Brāhmī legend at right: Mahendrakumarah





Apratigha type

gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
7.90 gm, 19 mm.
King standing facing, flanked by figures at left and right, Brāhmī legend next to king: Kumara / gupta Garuda standard at left, crescent at right, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing on a lotus, holding lotus in right hand, crescent-topped tendril in left, Brāhmī legend at right: Apratigha




Lyrist type

gold dinar, 415-455
gold dinar, 415-455
King seated left on a couch, playing the vina circular Brāhmī legend around
Queen seated left on a couch, leaning on her left hand, and holding a lotus in her right hand, Brāhmī legend at left: Kumaragupta





Silver Coins Western type

silver drachma, 415-455
silver drachma, 415-455
1.92 gm, 12-14 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, Brāhmī legend around: Paramabhāgavata Rajadhiraja Sri Kumaragupta Mahendraditya



silver drachma, 415-455
silver drachma, 415-455
1.82 gm, 15-13 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, Brāhmī legend around: Paramabhāgavata Maharajadhiraja Sri Kumaragupta Mahendraditya



silver drachma, 415-455
silver drachma, 415-455
2.08 gm, 12 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, Brāhmī legend around: Paramabhāgavata Maharajadhiraja Sri Kumaragupta Mahendraditya



silver drachma, 415-455
silver drachma, 415-455
2.21 gm, 14 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, sun above right, Brāhmī legend around: Paramabhāgavata Maharajadhiraja Sri Kumaragupta Mahendraditya



silver drachma, 415-455
silver drachma, 415-455
2.19 gm, 14-13 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, sun above right, Brāhmī legend around: Paramabhāgavata Maharajadhiraja Sri Kumaragupta Mahendraditya



silver drachma, 415-455
silver drachma, 415-455
2.04 gm, 15-14 mm.
Head of king right, date 106 behind
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, sun above right, Brāhmī legend around: Paramabhāgavata Maharajadhiraja Sri Kumaragupta Mahendraditya



silver drachma, 415-455
silver drachma, 415-455
2.13 gm, 13 mm.
Head of king right, date 108 behind
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, sun above right, Brāhmī legend around: Paramabhāgavata Maharajadhiraja Sri Kumaragupta Mahendraditya



silver drachma, 415-455
silver drachma, 415-455
2.10 gm, 13 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, sun above right, Brāhmī legend around: Paramabhāgavata Maharajadhiraja Sri Pakagupta Mahendraditya





Madhyadesa type

silver drachma, 415-455
silver drachma, 415-455
2.15 gm, 13-14 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized peacock standing facing, with wings spread, Brāhmī legend around: Vijitavaniravanapati Kumaragupta divam jayati



silver drachma, 415-455
silver drachma, 415-455
1.76 gm, 14-15 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized peacock standing facing, with wings spread, Brāhmī legend around: Vijitavaniravanapati Kumaragupta divam jayati



silver drachma, 415-455
silver drachma, 415-455
1.90 gm, 15 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized peacock standing facing, with wings spread, Brāhmī legend around: Vijitavaniravanapati Kumaragupta divam jayati




Lead coins

415-455, Lead unit
415-455, Lead unit
5.82 g., 14 x 14 mm.
Garuda standing facing, with wings outstretched
Within dotted border: Brahmi legend: Sri Kumaragupta



415-455, Lead fraction
415-455, Lead fraction
1.88 g., 12 x 12 mm.
Garuda standing facing, with wings outstretched, dotted border around
Within dotted border: Brahmi legend: Sri Kumaragu(pta)



415-455, Lead unit (cut)
415-455, Lead unit (cut)
2.41 g., 11 x 13 mm.
Garuda standing facing, with wings outstretched, dotted border around
Within dotted border: Brahmi legend: Sri Kumaragu(pta)



415-455, Lead unit
415-455, Lead unit
4.47 g., 16 x 15 mm.
Garuda standing facing, with wings outstretched, dotted border around
Within dotted border: Brahmi legend: Sri Kumaragu(pta),
    sun (and moon?) above



415-455, Lead unit
415-455, Lead unit
3.42 g., 15 x 14 mm.
Garuda standing facing, with wings outstretched,
   dotted border around, two suns above
Within dotted border: Brahmi legend: Sri Kumaragupta

 

 

Skandagupta (455-467)

gold dinar, 455-467
gold dinar, 455-467
8.40 g., 20 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: skanda circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing, holding long-stemmed lotus and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: sri skandaguptah




King and Lakshmi type

gold dinar, 455-467
gold dinar, 455-467
8.47 g., 20 mm.
King standing at left, facing right and holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Lakshmi ? standing at right, facing left and offering an indistinct object to the king Garuda standard between the two figures, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing, holding long-stemmed lotus and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: sri skandaguptah




Chhatra type

gold dinar, 455-467
gold dinar, 455-467
8.41 g., 20 mm.
King standing left, sacrificing at fire altar at left, attendant standing at right, holding up a parasol over the king, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi standing part left, holding diadem and long-stemmed lotus Brāhmī legend at right: kramaditya




Archer type

gold suvarna, 455-467
gold suvarna, 455-467
9.12 g., 22 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: skanda circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing, holding long-stemmed lotus and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: kramadityah




Garuda type

silver drachma, 455-467
silver drachma, 455-467
2.10 g., 13 mm.
Head of king right, date behind ?
Stylized Garuda standing facing, with wings spread, Brāhmī legend around: paramabhāgavata maharajadhiraja sri skandagupta kramaditya




Bull type

silver drachma, 455-467
silver drachma, 455-467
1.76 g., 13 mm.
Head of king right
Couchant bull right, Brāhmī legend around: paramabhāgavata maharajadhiraja sri skandagupta kramaditya



Altar type

silver drachma, 455-467
silver drachma, 455-467
1.67 g., 12 mm.
Head of king right
Fire altar, Brāhmī legend around: paramabhāgavata maharajadhiraja sri skandagupta kramaditya



Madhyadesa type

silver drachma, 455-467
silver drachma, 455-467
2.48 g., 14-15 mm.
Head of king right
Stylized peacock standing facing, with wings spread, Brāhmī legend around: vijitavaniravanipati jayati divam skandaguptoyam



silver drachma, dated 465
silver drachma, dated 465
2.41 g., 15-16 mm.
Head of king right, date before: 145
Stylized peacock standing facing, with wings spread, Brāhmī legend around: vijitavaniravanipati jayati divam skandaguptoyam



Lead coins

455-467, Lead fraction
455-467, Lead fraction
2.33 g., 15 x 12 mm.
Garuda standing facing, with wings outstretched, moon and sun above
Brahmi legend: Sri Skandagu(ptasya), leaf ? above



455-467, Lead fraction
455-467, Lead fraction
2.81 g., 13 x 15 mm.
Garuda standing facing, with wings outstretched, moon and sun above
Brahmi legend: Sri Skandagu(ptasya), leaf ? above, Va (rshe) ? below



455-467, Lead fraction
455-467, Lead fraction
2.31 g., 14 x 14 mm.
Garuda standing facing, with wings outstretched, moon and sun above /
Brahmi legend: Sri Skandagu(ptasya), leaf ? above, Va (rshe) ? 140 ? below



455-467, Lead fraction
455-467, Lead fraction
2.27 g., 11-15 mm.
Garuda standing facing, with wings outstretched
Brahmi legend: Sri Skandaguptasya

 

 

Purugupta (467-472)

Purugupta ? gold dinar, 451-55 ?
gold dinar, 451-455
7.83 gm, 17-19 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard plus additional object (Chakra ?) at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Chandra, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing on a stylized lotus in padmasana, holding lotus blossom and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Vikramah



Purugupta ? gold dinar, 451-55 ?
gold dinar, 451-455
8.28 gm, 18 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard plus additional object (a crescent moon) at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Chandra, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing on a stylized lotus in padmasana, holding lotus blossom and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Vikramah



Purugupta ? gold dinar, 451-55 ?
gold dinar, 451-455
8.22 gm, 19 mm.
King standing left, holding an Indian long bow in his left hand and an arrow in his right Garuda standard plus additional object (a radiant sun) at left, Brāhmī legend under arm: Chandra, circular Brāhmī legend around
Lakshmi seated facing on a stylized lotus in padmasana, holding lotus blossom and diadem, Brāhmī legend at right: Sri Vikramah