Posted on: 11 November 2013

Digital Rare Book:
History of mediaeval Hindu India - Being a history of India from 600 to 1200 AD
By Chintaman Vinayak Vaidya
Published by The Oriental Book Supplying Agency, Poona - 1921

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Bust of Kumaragupta I, facing right, wearing cap and decorated collar.
(reverse) Peacock, with outspread wings and raised tail, standing facing with head to left. Surrounded by a border of dots.

Silver coin.(obverse)
Ruler: Kumaragupta I
Gupta period
Date: 415-447 AD

Kumaragupta I (ruler; Indian; Male; 415 - 447; Range of known dates from inscriptions)

Also known as:
Kumaragupta I; Kumara Gupta I; Kumara; Kumaragupta

Was the successor, and son, of the Gupta Emperor Chandragupta II. His mother was Dhruvadevi, the junior queen of Chandragupta. Beyond dates little is known about the events of his reign.

The Gupta Dynasty ruling most of central and north India c. AD 319/20-535. The first king Chandragupta I established a Gupta era which remained in use in central India and Nepal until the thirteenth century. The period of the Gupta empire is considered the Classical age of Hindu civilisation in India.

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