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Gold Coin of Samurdgupta- Ashwamedha Type
Title Gold Coin of Samurdgupta- Ashwamedha Type
Accession Number AM-GC-1
Title2 Gold Coin of Samurdgupta- Ashwamedha Type
Museum Name Allahabad Museum, Allahabad
Gallery Name NA
Object Type Coin
Main Material Gold
Medium Gold
Manufacturing Technique Casting
Main Artist Not Known
Artist's Nationality Indian
Artist's Life Date / Bio Data Not Known
Author NA
Country India
Provenance NA
Origin Place Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Find Place Bharatpur, Rajasthan
Scribe Inscribed
Style NA
School Not Known
Patron/Dynasty Gupta
Period / Year of Work C. 4th Century AD
Inscription The coin is inscribed in Gupta Brahmi script.
Denomination Not Known
Mint Not Known
Weight 7.3 gm
Dimensions NA
Detailed Description Samudra Gupta (350-370 CE) made extensive conquest and made his influence over the rulers of the south-eastern coast as well as over the rulers beyond his frontiers in the north-west. He celebrated as Ashwamedha (horse-sacrifice). He issued his gold coins on this occasion called Ashwamedh-Type. The detail information about the event is elaborated in Prayag-Prashshti of Harishen.
Coin Description Obverse The string of beads above the head and back of the horse; crescent above its haunch. Platform of the horse is connected with yūpa, by a vertical line above it. Legend beginning at, near the pedestal of the yūpa, rather blurred; Rajadharaja prithavamavatva davā jayatya
Coin Description Reverse Queen standing on bead -bordered mat, towel in her left hand. Aśvamedhaparākramah. Tail of kra is joined to its central horizontal line and the letter thus looks like a Chālukyan ka.
Brief Description Samudra Gupta (350-370 CE)celebrated Ashwamedha (horse-sacrifice) and he issued his gold coins on this occasion.