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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 569. Estimate $300. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $1150. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

GUPTA KINGS of INDIA. Samudragupta. 335-380 AD. AV Stater (7.33 gm). The king's parents, Chandragupta I and Kumaradevi, standing facing each other, the king holding a standard and offering a ring or flower to the queen; both nimbate / The goddess Laksmi seated on a crouching lion, holding wreath; tamgha and standard in fields. BMC Guptas pg. 9 (pl. III, 2); cf. MACW 4792. VF, mount removed from edge. ($300)

From the Charles E. Weber Collection.

Altekar, in his study of the Bayana hoard of Gupta coins, places this type in the reign of Chandragupta I.