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The first and last letters of this name or title are doubtful, and on my first examination of the coin whence the drawing was made, I thought the first two letters might form the biz. of WA'mnN’s Gujeniti alphabet, making the word bluipati rurha, ‘ the overthrower of kings.‘ I have named the last letter from its resemblance to the 3 of the Nfigari alphabet. These two coins were dug up at Juanpur by Mr. Tmrcnaa, whose description will be found in vol. iii. p. 617.

Figs. 20 and 22, are of the kind described by MARSDEN. The goddess of plenty here sits in the native fashion on an ornamental stool, or a lotus flower. The cornucopia also is transformed into a large flower at the end of a stalk. The Raja still holds the bow, but he has a sash in fig. 20. The letters on the area are new, but hardly legible; and only on the reverse of fig. 22, can we attempt to decypher _.].x a portion perhaps of the former name, Vilcrama. Fig. 20, was given to me by a lady; fig. 22, by Mr. Caacaovr.

Fig. 21, is a thin one-sided coin found by Lieut. CONOLLY, in the ruins of Kanouj ; the letter beneath the left arm is here ;} or kra : its meaning doubtful.

The next two coins were assorted together in the plate, because they had both two figures on the obverse ; they are, however, essentially of different periods; and, if our former reasoning be correct, fig. 23, (of Lieut. CoNoLLY’s collection,) should be classed before the last two, or even earlier than any of the set ; for it is difficult to form any Sanscrit name out of the characters on either side. Lieutenant CUNNINGHAM has kindly favored me with an impression of a similar coin in his possession, by which the legend of the obverse appears to

be composed of the letters ;l>'3i5l'l1l1lI kragipta paragu (ptu).

In the obverse of the coin before us the same letters may be traced ; but after the {U follows a E‘ making the word kragipta paraguja, a strange and unintelligible compound. On the reverse, the first three or four letters agree with the above ; but the final is rather a 14' pita, and the one preceding it is closed at the top, making it 71 ea, These may be faults of execution in a foreign artist, but they place the interpretation beyond conjecture.

Fig. 24, presented to me by Mr. G. BACON, as discovered (or rather purchased) at Kanouj, has already found aplace in Prof. W11.soN’s plates. The dress of the male and female on the obverse is com. pletely Hindu, as is the attitude of the reverse. The legend was

given in facsimile in the Researches thus; § 5: and may

be read,with allowance for imperfections, ‘§5§5U¥| Sri Chandra gupta. Fig. 25. We now come to an old acquaintance, the happy discovery

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of Lieut. CONOLLY, which has acted as a key to all the .rest. An account of it is inserted in vol. iii. p. 227, where, however, on Dr. Mn.1.’s authority, the name was read as Sri mad Gluwo Kacho, from a misapprehension of the letter m. The reading commences on the obverse with the full title xofE61E§* Mahcirdja Adlai Réja Sri (the name is cut off), and on the reverse §“J&'5rl\;l-Xi’. Sn’ SACHHA VIKRAMA. The second word is doubtful, and without sense : perhaps it may be Sn’ Pradyu, ‘ the heavenly,’ or simply Sri mad Vikrama.

Fig. 26, is another most important acquisition, for which we are beholden to Colonel STACY. An imperfect drawing of a similar coin appeared in Wu.so1v’s plates, which only misled as to the device, as well as the legend: both are here equally distinct. The Raija sits on a chair playing on a kind of harp, whence we learn his accomplishments; while the margin teaches us his titles and part of his name X7)ll5aIE§. . .sIu‘iI Mahd Rdjddhi Ra,-a Srf. .. dra gupla. The first letter of the name is the only one at all doubtful, and it is possible that the name may be simply a repetition of the one more unequivocally legible on the reverse, viz. W§55U}l SAMUDBA GUPTA.

I insert here the facsimile inscription of the duplicate coin of the Researches, of which I have luckily preserved the lead-cut:

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Its identity with the above is manifest, Maluirzijzidhi rciia Sri Samudra-gupta.

Fig. 27, is a sorry duplicate of the Co1vor.LY coin, belonging to Colonel STACY, with a variation of the epigraphe q:}XI5ilf5IX1U'fl' Vikrama Narinamagupta. I incline to think that the X is intended for 5, and that the word should be Narendra-gupta, or it may be in~ tended for Narriyana-gupta. The name on the reverse corresponds with fig. 25, Sri pradyu Vikrama.

Fig. 28, is from a sketch of a coin in Lieut. A.CuN.\zrNGnAM’s cabinet at Benares. He has since sent me faithful wax impressions, which expose slight inaccuracies in my outline. From neither, however, can the inscription encircling the hero triumphant over the lion be satisfactorily deduced; it may possibly be §-qqiqfix; Sri bal parakrama; the letter on the field is, in the facsimile, I-_ ku.

On the reverse we are more lucky ; for the legend, which I take to

be the prince’s name, {Xl1UlTKuma’ra-gupta, " the protected of Mars,"

* In using the Tibetan character, sometimes, we are forced to omit the long a vowel mark, which is merely a prolongation of the matra, or horizontal headstroke in the coin writing.

is illustrated by an efligy of the wife of KXRTIKA, or KumA'1u' feeding his favorite bird the peacock. The same reverse is repeated in the two following varieties, where, however, the female is seated on a wicker morha, or stool, as in fig. 26.

- Fig. 29, a coin of Lieut. Boar's, and its fellow, (presented to me by Miss WATSON,) introduce us to aperfectly novel device. The Raja is here mounted on a horse dressed in native trappings. It would be a loss of time to guess the superscription of 29. The same letters occur on both sides of fig. 30, and are plainer : they appear to be Ajita Man’atri gu . . . . . .

Two coins of the same style are depicted as figs. l7 and 18, of Wilson, who states that the natives designate them the coins of HIRANYA KASIPU. I presented to the Asiatic Society in 1830 a bronze -image of a horseman dug up in Bandelkhand, which bears as close an affinity to this class of coin as the Ventura chaprcis of Plate L. does to the elephant coin.

Of the next two coins, No. 31 had been added to my cabinet by Miss WATSON, and had excited not a little curiosity, before Colonel S'rAcY’s cabinet fell under my inspection ; my attention was immediately attracted to his more perfect duplicate, (fig. 32,) which at once confirmed the reading I had as yet feared to pronounce, although the image of a richly bedecked horse, unfettered by bridle or rider, had led me to imagine some allusion to the celebrated horse-sacrifice undertaken by one or two of the most powerful of the ancient sovereigns of India. The deficient letters of one reading happen to be every where supplied by the other, so that there can be no doubt

about the whole H"§i(lLlF§X1 Asvamedha Parrikrama, " the hero or paramount hero of the Asvamedha." The female holding a chowry, to fan the flies from the devoted horse, is I presume one of the princesses acting as (his attendant. Under the horse on both coins is the syllabic letter ‘V Si. History must be searched, if indeed any history can be found, ere we can determine who may lay claim to this fine and curious medal, which for the present closes our series of the earlier Kanouj coinage.

Fig. 33, of which Dr. Swmnr has numerous specimens, is inserted in this plate because of the style of its alphabet. The inscription is

read by Dr. Swmsv, XWEQ allli MaI|a’ra'ja Gauapati.

[t will be right to mention here, that one more of the Gupta family appears on a coin in the WILLOUGHBY collection depicted in the Asiatic Researches Plate I. I have seen the coin itself, and the facsi

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