|Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 1198. Estimate $1500.
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006.
Sold For $2200. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
[Ancient] INDIA, Guptas. Kumaragupta I.
Circa 414-455 AD. AV Dinar (8.17 g, 12h). Lion-slayer type. Kumaragupta, nimbate, standing left with flexed knee, turning to draw his bow in a "Parthian shot" at a lion which sprawls over backward / The goddess Lakshmi, nimbate, seated facing on rÉcumbent lion right, holding diadem and lotus; tamgha in left field. BMC Guptas 235; Altekar pl. XII, 8; Bayana 1773. Good VF, sharp strike, with a particularly "buff" depiction of the king. ($1500)