Skandagupta


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Skandagupta

 

ruler of North India from 455 to 467; from the Gupta dynasty. At the beginning of his reign, Skandagupta apparently repulsed an invasion by the tribes of Pushyamitra from West India, which had begun during the reign of his predecessor, Kumaragupta I. Skandagupta was forced to wage an exhausting war against the Ephthalite Huns, who had invaded Northwest India. He was victorious and was able to keep his domains. However, the debasement of Gupta coins in the mid-fifth century indicates that the resources of the empire were depleted. [23–1464–]

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La dinastia Gupta, formada por Chandragupta I (319-335), Samudragupta (335-375), Kumaragupta I (413-455) y Skandagupta (455-467), goberno en la India durante los siglos iv y v d.
They belong to five coin-types from a range of twenty-one different obverse designs - which together comprise about sixty percent of the dinaras struck from the reign of Samudragupta up to and including that of Skandagupta.
Again Raven claims that her reconstruction of mint history under Skandagupta "contradicts the theory that the gold content of the dinaras was suddenly raised at the end of his reign," and she thinks "it is more likely we are witnessing the effects of different mint idioms, rather than the positive results of stable reign or any other political circumstance" (p.