GUPTA: Kumaragupta I, 409-450/52, AV dinar (8.41g). EF

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GUPTA: Kumaragupta I, 409-450/52, AV dinar (8.41g). EF
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GUPTA: Kumaragupta I, 409-450/52, AV dinar (8.41g), Mitch-4830/33, Kumar Class III, var. B, archer type, with his name to the right of the bow, engraved as merely ku // Lakhsmi seated cross-legged on altar, left hand on her knee, dropping coins with her left hand, lovely portrait, choice EF, RR. This is an unusually heavy dinar of Kumaragupta I, whose basic standard was in the 7.80-8.10g range, though a few of his dinars have been published in the 8.30-8.55 range, such as this piece. Dinars of Kumaragupta II are known with weights in the 8.97-9.40g. Sanjeev Gupta concluded that the dinar weight was increased very late in reign of Kumaragupta I to the 8.30-8.60g range, which was then adopted by his immediate successor Skandagupta, who later in his reign increased the weight to the 9.00-9.40g range. Dinars of the heavy weight late issue of Kumaragupta I are very rare.