Coin with Figure of an Archer (reverse)

c. AD 400

The Cleveland Museum of Art

The Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, United States

The rulers of the Gupta dynasty unified northern India under native rule for the first time since the Maurya empire (323-185 bc). The Guptas named themselves after Chandragupta, the founder of the Maurya dynasty. This coin of Chandragupta II, who ruled from around ad 380 to 415, depicts a divine archer holding a bow and arrow. On the reverse is the Indian goddess of good fortune, Shri, seated on a lotus.

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  • Title: Coin with Figure of an Archer (reverse)
  • Date Created: c. AD 400
  • Physical Dimensions: Diameter: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)
  • Provenance: (Stolper Galleries, New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art), The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Type: Coins
  • Rights: CC0
  • External Link: https://clevelandart.org/art/1977.62.b
  • Medium: gold
  • Department: Indian and Southeast Asian Art
  • Culture: India, Chandragupta II, Gupta Period, late 4th-early 5th century
  • Credit Line: Cornelia Blakemore Warner Fund
  • Collection: Indian Art
  • Accession Number: 1977.62.b

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