Of exuberant Indian style
Lot 1386
INDIA, Gupta Empire. First Dynasty. Chandragupta I, circa 320-335. Dinar (Gold, 19 mm, 7.41 g, 12 h), with Queen Kumaradevi. 'SRI KUMARADEVI' (in Brahmi) / 'CHANDRAGUPTA' (in Brahmi) King Chandragupta I and Queen Kumaradevi are standing facing each other, both with a halo around their heads; Chandragupta is presenting a ring to the queen, hold with the forefinger and thumb of his right hand and holding standard surmounted by a crescent in his left hand; Kumaradevi is placing her right hand on her hip. Rev. LICHCHHAVAYAH (in Brahmi) Ardoxsho enthroned facing, holding cornucopiae in her right hand and filleted investiture garland in her left; in field to upper left, tamgha. Kumar Class I, var. B.1. A lovely example of exuberant Indian style. Struck from slightly worn dies, otherwise, very fine.

From the collection of Prof. Dr. Björn-Uwe Abels, privately acquired from Münzenhandlung Ulrike Müller in Villingen in 1981.
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Closing time: 12-Mar-23, 14:33:30 CET
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