Gupta Empire Coin: Kacha Type

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Illustration

Dr Avantika Lal
by CNG Coins
published on 27 February 2019

This coin issued by an emperor of the Gupta dynasty (either Samudragupta or Kacha/Kachagupta) shows the King dressed in a Scythian-style coat, trousers and cap and Indian-style necklace and earrings with a halo around his head.

He is holding a standard surmounted by wheel (chakra) in one hand. The legend "Kacha" is written beneath his arm as is "Kacho gam avajitya divam karmabhir uttamair jayati" or “Kacha, after conquering the earth, conquers heaven by means of good deeds”.

The reverse has the legend Sarvarajochchhetta (“the exterminator/uprooter of all kings”) with the image of Lakshmi, the Hindu goddess of prosperity.

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Coins, C. (2019, February 27). Gupta Empire Coin: Kacha Type. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10137/

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Coins, CNG. "Gupta Empire Coin: Kacha Type." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 27, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10137/.

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Coins, CNG. "Gupta Empire Coin: Kacha Type." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 27 Feb 2019. Web. 24 Apr 2019.

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