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Gupta Dynasty, Kumaragupta I (Mahendraditya) (415-455 CE), Gold Dinar, “Horseman – Left” type, Obv: the king riding a ceremonially adorned horse to the left, wearing a necklace and armlets and his sash flowing out behind him, holding a bow in his left hand whose upper part is visible just above the neck of the horse and a sword hangs down on his left side, Brahmi legend "Guptakulama (lachandro Mahendra) karma jito jayati" around the field, the letter 'ti' of the legend placed between the head of the king & the head of the horse, Rev: the goddess Lakshmi, seated facing left on a draped stool, the left hand of the goddess rests on her waist, holding a lotus with a long stalk, she is seen offering fruits hanging from a twig in her right hand to a peacock, the Brahmi legend “Ajitamahendrah” on the right, 8.12g, 19.86mm, (Altekar. Bayana Hoard # Pl. XXIV- 3-4/Variant of TOTGE, S. Kumar # Class III-Var. B), deep and bold strike, high relief, choice quality, XF-AUNC, Extremely Rare.
Note: A coin of magnificent quality struck in high relief. Exceedingly beautiful with the royal fine imagery of the king and his horse showcasing infinitesimal details of the jewels worn by all the figures. Coins in this quality are not offered often.