Coin of Chandragupta II

Coin of Chandragupta II

c. 400

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Gold

Diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Cornelia Blakemore Warner Fund 1977.62

Description

The rulers of the Gupta dynasty unified northern India under native rule for the first time since the Maurya empire (323-185 bc). The Guptas named themselves after Chandragupta, the founder of the Maurya dynasty. This coin of Chandragupta II, who ruled from around ad 380 to 415, depicts a divine archer holding a bow and arrow. On the reverse is the Indian goddess of good fortune, Shri, seated on a lotus.

See also
Collection: 
Indian Art
Type of artwork: 
Coins
Medium: 
Gold

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