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Indo-Sakas in Western India (Western Satraps in Gujarat), silver drachm of Rudrasena I (199-222 AD) as Mahakshatrap, 142 SE (220 AD)

Indo-Sakas in Western India (Western Satraps in Gujarat), silver drachm of Rudrasena I (199-222 AD) as Mahakshatrap, 142 SE (220 AD)

Bust of Rudrasena, with corrupted Greek legend (Indo-Greek style), date in Brahmi numerals behind (142 SE/220 AD) / Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Rudrasihasaputrasa Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Rudrasenasa. 16mm, 2.0 grams. "Studies in the Coinage of Western Kshatrapas" #401; Senior ISCH 339.42AD.

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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