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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1910,0403.26

  • Description

    Gold coin.(obverse) Chandragupta II, riding on a caparisoned horse to the right, wearing a waistcloth with a sash flying behind and jewellery. Holds a bow in left hand.
    (reverse) Goddess seated on a wicker stool, facing left with halo around head. Wearing lower garments, shawl and jewellery. Right hand outstretched, holding a fillet and left hand holding the stem of a lotus flower. Surrounded by a border of dots.

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  • Authority

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 376-415
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Horseman type.
  • Dimensions

    • Weight: 8.03 grammes
    • Diameter: 20 millimetres
    • Die-axis: 12 o'clock
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Brahmi
      • Inscription Position

        obverse
      • Inscription Language

        Sanskrit
      • Inscription Transliteration

        …[raja śrī] candraguptaḥ
      • Inscription Translation

        The great devotee of Visnu, the emperor Chandragupta
      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Script

        Brahmi
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Language

        Sanskrit
      • Inscription Transliteration

        ajitavikrama
      • Inscription Translation

        He whose prowess is unsurpassed
  • Bibliography

    • BMC India (Gupta) 129, p. 48 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1910

  • Department

    Coins & Medals

  • Registration number

    1910,0403.26

  • C&M Catalogue number

    • IGp48.129

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