Pars Coins

Closes Monday, April 20, 2020 11:00 AM CDT

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Sale Number: 346  -  Triskeles - Auction 31
Lot Number: 499

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Lot 499.  India, Gupta empire. Skandagupta. ruled Ca. A.D. 455-480. AR drachm (12 mm, 2.15 g). King's bust right / Fire altar in centre, with Brahmi legend around: (Parama-bhagavata) Sri Skandagupta Kramaditya. Pieper 874. An attractive specimen with a bold strike. Scarce and choice.

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 

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Closing DateFriday, March 27, 2020
1:46:00 PM CDT