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Well Struck Tiger Slayer

Triton XXII, Lot: 479. Estimate $20000.
Sold for $17000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Gupta Empire. First Dynasty. Kumaragupta I Mahendraditya. Circa AD 413-455. AV Dinar (20mm, 8.25 g, 12h). Tiger-Slayer type. Kumaragupta, standing facing, head left, drawing bow on tiger to left, falling backward; ku in Brahmi below arm / The goddess Gānga standing left on mākara, presenting diadem to peacock standing before and holding lotus; tamgha to left; ajitamahendra in Brahmi to right. Bayana 1708 = BKB 181; Kumar Variety A.2 = BMC Guptas 1 = BM Inv. 1910, 0403.54 (same dies); Altekar Variety A; Triton IX, lot 1196 (same dies). EF, toned. Rare.