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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1910,0403.36

  • Description

    Gold coin.(obverse) Chandragupta II, standing facing left with halo surrounding head, wearing decorated lower garments and jewellery. Right hand raised making offering over altar, left hand rests on the hilt of a sword at his waist. In right field a diminutive figure stands holding a chattra (parasol) with ribbons over king's head.
    (reverse) Laksmi standing in three quarter profile facing to the left, with halo around head, wearing lower garments and jewellery. Right hand outstretching holding fillet and left hand holding stem of lotus. In left field a symbol. Surrounded by border of dots.

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  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 376-415
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 7.83 grammes
    • Diameter: 18 millimetres
    • Die-axis: 12 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Brahmi
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Sanskrit
      • Inscription Transliteration

        kṣitimavaj[i]... kkramaditya
      • Inscription Translation

        Having conquered the earth, Vikramaditya wins the heaven by his meritorious deeds
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Brahmi
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Sanskrit
      • Inscription Transliteration

        vikkramādi[tya]
      • Inscription Translation

        Vikramaditya
  • Bibliography

    • BMC India (Gupta) 107, p. 36 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1910

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1910,0403.36

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • IGp36.107
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