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Sale Number: 338  -  Triskeles - Auction 28
Lot Number: 549

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Lot 549.  Skandagupta. Ca. A.D. 455-480. AR drachm (11 mm, 1.70 g). King's bust right / Fire altar in centre, with Brahmi legend around Parama-bhagavata Sri Skanda(gupta Krama)ditya. Pieper 874. An attractive specimen with a bold strike. Scarce and choice. Nearly very fine.

This is the fire altar type of Skandagupta, a numismatic innovation started by him late in his reign, that replaced the normal Garuda symbol on reverse with a Hindu fire altar.

Estimate: US$ 150 


Lot is Closed
Closing PriceUS$ 95 
Closing DateFriday, June 21, 2019
2:02:40 PM CDT

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