The Gupta script, which is also known as the Gupta Brahmi Script
or the Late Brahmi Script, was used for writing Sanskrit in the Gupta
Empire, which existed from about 320 to 550 AD. It developed from the
Ashokan Brahmi script, and developed into the Devanagari, Sharada and
Gupta inscriptions have been found mainly on iron or stone pillars,
and on numerous gold coins from the Gupta Dynasty.
Type of writing system: abugida - each letter represents a consonant with an
inherent vowel. Other vowels were indicated using diacritics. There are no
separate vowel letters.
Letters are grouped according to the way they are pronounced.
Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines