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Exceptional Example of Gupta Drachm with Peacock Reverse

Lot 227: INDIA: Gupta, Silver AR Drachm, SkandaGupta ‘Peacock’ Rev., AD 450-475 (14.64mm, 2.41g)

AUCTION:  Laurel Certified Coins, Auction 3: Ancient, World and US Coins (Auction 377)

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INDIA: Gupta, Silver AR Drachm, SkandaGupta ‘Peacock’ Reverse, AD 450-475 (14.64mm, 2.41g).  Obverse: Crowned bust facing right, date in front of the effigy. Reverse: Fan-tailed peacock in centre, Brahmi legend in chaste Sanskrit around Vijitavaniravanipati Jayati Divam Skandagupto ‘yam ??????????????? ???? ???? ??????????????? (‘Having conquered the Earth and the lords of the Earth, Skanda Gupta wins over this Heaven’). An exceptional, AU example. Altekar Class IV Madhyadesha type, var. A, BMC Gupta pg. 129, 523; MACW 4883, TOTGE S. Kumar Page 354 # Var.A.

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  • Offered By: Anne Dohrenwend
  • Lot #: 227
  • Listing #: 3257
  • Closed: Thursday, July 7, 2022 12:15:20 PM CT
  • Estimate: $400