Gold coin of Kumaragupta I



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English: Gold coin of Kumaragupta I. Featured by BBC/BM 100 objects series.

29 July 2010(2010-07-29)


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British Museum reference HSBC.829 / Registration:1894,0506.962
Detailed description Gold coin., (obverse) Horse standing to right with decorative trappings, a penon flies to the left above and a sacrificial post (yupa) is to the right of the horse. The legend around the edge commences at 9 o'clock., (reverse, not shown in this photo) Female figure standing to left, wearing loose garment, earings, bangles on ankles and wrists. In her right hand is a fly whisk (chowri) and in her right hand is a wreath or diadem. Before her is a spear with ribbon. ~ Description extract from BM record.
Size Weight: 8.04 grammes Diameter: 19 mm (0.75 in)
Location Room 33


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