1 Drachm - Kumaragupta I Gupta Dynasty

1 Drachm - Kumaragupta I (Gupta Dynasty) -  obverse1 Drachm - Kumaragupta I (Gupta Dynasty) -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Gupta Empire (India (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 414-455
Value 1 Drachm (1)
Currency Gupta Empire - Drachm (240-550)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.7 g
Diameter 10 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 55401
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References ASA# 19
Anant Sadashiv Altekar; 1957. The Coinage of the Gupta Empire and Its Imitation. Numismatic Society of India - Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

Obverse

Bust of king to right, Illegible Greek legend in front

Reverse

Stylized Garuda, Inscriptions in Brahmi Around

Lettering: Parama-bhagavata rajahiraja Sri Kumaragupta Mahendraditya

Edge

Plain

Comments

Refer to A.S. Altekar's "Coinage of Gupta Empire" (1957) Plate XVII

Western provinces Garuda type

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (414-455) 

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