Kumaragupta-Lead-Coin-Sold-for-INR-3,800

Kumaragupta Lead Coin Sold for INR 3,800

19 Mar 2018  Mon

The Gupta’s are known for their beauteous gold coins but they have also issued silver, copper, and lead coins. Kumaragupta (415-455 CE), one of the well-known rulers of the Gupta Dynasty, issued many beauteous coins. He tried experimenting with coinage and issued many types of coins. He is also known for issuing a few lead coins. Let us see one of the lead coins of Kumaragupta.

The obverse of the coin depicts the Brahmi legend ‘ Shri Kumara Guptasya’ and the reverse is obliterated. This coin was sold at the Classical Numismatic Gallery for INR 3,800.

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Picture Courtesy: Classical Numismatic Gallery.