Coin of Chandragupta II

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Dr Avantika Lal
published on 31 October 2019
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This coin issued by the Emperor Chandragupta II (c. 375 CE- 413/14 CE) of the Gupta dynasty shows him wearing a waistcloth with a sash flying behind along with some jewellery (armlets, necklace and earrings). He holds a bow in his left hand and is riding a caparisoned horse.

The name of the emperor is mentioned in Sanskrit as Shri Chandraguptah. The coin was minted in this style to show his prowess and might as a warrior and conqueror.

This coin is on display at the British Museum, London.

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