|Area:||W. India Gupta Dynasty|
|Ruler:||Kumargupta I also called Mahendraditya|
|Reigned:||414 AD - 455 AD|
|Obverse:||Helmeted head of King in Kshatrapa syle, right. "OHOH" (degraded greek) behind.|
|Reverse:||Garuda standing facing, with outspread wings.|
|Reference:||BMC pl. XVII, 1-31|
Indian dynasty ruling from 320 AD to c. 540 AD, a period traditionally regarded as a golden age of classical culture in India. The Gupta regime was based on the old Kingdom of Magadha, and its nucleus was the conquests and marriage alliances of a raja named Chandra Gupta I (reigned 320-c. 330). His son and heir Samudra Gupta subjugated much of northern and central India and conducted extensive campaigns to the south, though his direct rule was confined to the Ganges valley and central India. His son Chandra Gupta II (reigned c. 375-413) expanded the empire to the west and south and consolidated Gupta authority, and his reign saw a flowering of Indian culture.
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