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Chandragupta II, also known as Chandragupta Vikramaditya, was a Raja Gupta of Magadha (reigned 380-415 ) .
On the death of his father Samudragupta 375, it seems that his eldest son Ram Gupta succeeded him. Chandragupta II ascended the throne in 380. This is a great conqueror and a diplomat . He married his daughter to the king Prabhavatigupta Vakataka Rudrasena II (reigned 385-390 ), whose untimely death allows Gupta to strengthen their grip on Deccan1.
With its alliance with Vakataka, it destroys the Saka kingdoms ( Scythian ) of Malwa, Gujarat and Kâthiâwar1 after 388 and transferred his capital from Patna to Ujjain ( Ujjayini ) . The annexation of the western provinces Gupta gives the control of trade with Europe and Egypt. Wearing Barukaccha (Greek Barygaza ), at the mouth of Narmada, fell to Gupta.
Chandragupta brings the empire at its territorial and cultural peak. He surrounds himself with a circle of poets of Sanskrit phrase nicknamed the "nine gems" , the most famous is Kalidasa . His son Kumaragupta I succeeded him in 415.
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Silver coin of Chandragupta II, minted in his Western territories, in the style of the Western Satraps.Obv:Bust of king, with corrupted Greek legend "OOIHU".Rev: Legend in Brahmi, "Chandragupta Vikramaditya, King of Kings, and a devotee of Vishnu", around Garuda, the mythic eagle and dynastic symbol of the Guptas. 15mm, 2.1 grams. Mitchiner 4821–4823.
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