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Indo-Sakas in Western India, lead unit, Rudrasena III (348-378 AD) as Mahakshatrap, dated 280 SE/358 AD, Provincial issue from Junagarh

Indo-Sakas in Western India, lead unit, Rudrasena III (348-378 AD) as Mahakshatrap, dated 280 SE/358 AD, Provincial issue from Junagarh

Bull standing right within a dotted border / Three-arched hill over river, date in Brahmi numerals behind (2(80) Saka Era = 358 AD). Provincial issue from Junagarh. 14mmx13mm, 3.3 grams. SCWK #995; ISCH #367.20; A.Fishman "The Base-Metal Coinage of the Western Kshatrapas" #28.12.280

The date on this piece is partially off-flan, but the types with a tilted crescent on the reverse are known only from 280 SE.

The Western Kshatrapas, or Western Satraps, (35-405 CE) were Saka rulers of the western and central part of India (Saurashtra and Malwa: modern Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh states). They were contemporaneous with the Kushans who ruled the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, and the Satavahana (Andhra) who ruled in Central India.

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