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Sale: CNG 69, Lot: 858. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 8 June 2005. 
Sold For $3600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Ancient] INDIA, Guptas. Kumaragupta I. Circa 414-455 AD. AV Dinar (8.32 gm, 12h). Lion-slayer type. Kumaragupta, nimbate, standing right, drawing bow towards lion, which falls backwards on right / The goddess Lakshmi, nimbate, holding lotus and dropping coins, seated facing on lion reclining right; tamgha to left. BMC Guptas 240 corr.; Bayana 1749 (same dies); MACW -. Superb EF, shallow cut on reverse. ($4000)

Ex Baldwin's 30 (7-8 May 2002), lot 890 (coins misdescribed as flowers).