Drachm - Skandagupta

Drachm - Skandagupta -  obverseDrachm - Skandagupta -  reverse

© Sujit

Features

Country Gupta Empire (India (ancient))
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 455-480
Value 1 Drachm (1)
Currency Gupta Empire - Drachm (240-550)
Composition Billon
Weight 1.59 g
Diameter 10 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 69982
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References Mitch AC# 4874
Michael Mitchiner; 1978. Oriental Coins and Their Values / Volume 2. The Ancient & Classical World, 600 BC - AD 650. Hawkins Publications, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Head of king right

Reverse

Fire Altar

Lettering: Brāhmī legend around:paramabhāgavata maharajadhiraja sri skandagupta kramaditya

Edge

Plain

Comments

As per mitch these debased silver type were probably issued around the time guptas lost control of the western province.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (455-480) 

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