Who was the first Gupta Ruler to issue silver coins?

a) Chandragupta I b) Chandragupta II c) Kumaragupta I d) Skandagupta

Chandragupta II, also known as Chandragupta Vikramaditya, was the first Gupta ruler to issue silver coins. He was the son of Samudragupta and the third ruler of the Gupta Empire in India.

Silver Coins issued by the Gupta were known as:

a) Pana b) Karshapana c) Rupaka d) Dinara

The silver coins issued by the Guptas were known as  Rupaka, based on Sakas of Ujjaini weighing 32-36 grains. The silver Rupaka was worth 1/16 Dinara.

During the Gupta Period, the Gold coins were known as:

a) Pana b) Karshapana c) Rupaka d) Dinara

The gold coins of the Gupta period were called Dinara, inspired by the Roman coins. The standard gold coin was the 8g Dinara. But later, Skandagupta introduced and minted gold coins in the Indian style with a weight standard of 9.2 gm of gold and called Suvarna.

In which of the following metals, the largest numbers of coins were issued in Gupta Era?

a) Brass b) Copper c) Silver d) Gold

The Guptas issued the largest number of gold coins, called Dinaras. Hence, a lot of historians regard this period as the Golden Age of Indian history.

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