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Silver drachm of King Vijayasena (238-250 AD), Satraps in Western India. With a full date 166 Saka Era = 244 AD

Silver drachm of King Vijayasena (238-250 AD), Satraps in Western India. With a full date 166 Saka Era = 244 AD

Bust of Vijayasena, with corrupted Greek legend (Indo-Greek style), date in Brahmi numerals behind (166 Saka Era = 244 AD) / Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Damasenasaputrasa Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Vijayasanasa ("Of Raja Mahasatrap Vijayasena, son of Raja Mahasatrap Damasena"). 15mm, 2.21 grams. Senior ISCH 351; "The Silver Coinage of the Western Satraps in India" # 23.3.166.

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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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