|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1163. Estimate $2000.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
[Ancient] INDIA, Guptas. Samudragupta.
Circa 335-380 AD. AV Dinar (7.77 g, 12h). Battleaxe type. Samudragupta, nimbate, standing facing right, resting his weight upon a long shafted parasu
, or lunate-bladed battle axe; to the left stands a smaller attendant holding a crescent-topped standard / The goddess Lakshmi, nimbate, seated on throne, holding diadem and cornucopiae; tamgha to left. BMC Guptas 34; Altekar pl. II, 16; Bayana 174. VF, red earthen encrustation. ($2000)