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Triton XXII, Lot: 480. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1300. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

INDIA, Gupta Empire. First Dynasty. Skandagupta Kramaditya. Circa AD 455-467. AV Dinar (20mm, 9.08 g, 12h). Archer type. Skandagupta, nimbate, standing left, sword at side, holding arrow in right hand, left hand holding bow at top; behind to left, Garuda standard; skanda in Brahmi to inner right; deva śri maharajadhriajaśri [chandragupta] in Brahmi to outer right / Lakshmī, nimbate, seated facing on lotus, holding diadem in her right hand, left hand outstretched, holding lotus; sankh shell and five pellets to left; [kramadityaḥ in Brahmi to right]. Bayana –; Kumar Class II Variety C (first example – same dies); BKB –; BMC Guptas –; Altekar –. Near EF, minor edge split, reverse slightly off center. Very rare.