Goddess Lakshmi on Gold Dinar of Gupta King Samudragupta

2023-10-23 Mon

Samudragupta was the second emperor of the Gupta Kingdom who ruled between 335 CE and 375 CE. He was a great warrior and an efficient administrator of the Gutpa Empire and played a crucial role in the expansion of the Gupta Empire in India.

Samudragupta issued this Archer type gold dinar. This Dinar weighs 7.74g. The obverse features king standing holding bow in left hand and arrow in right, Garuda on left. Brahmi legend 'Samudra' and Divam Jayati written on the left side of coin. The reverse features Goddess Lakshmi seated on throne, holding diadem and cornucopia with tamgha to left and Brahmi legend ‘Apratirathah’ in the right field.

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