Very rare with reversed symbols on the reverse! Indo-Sakas in Western India, silver drachm, Rudrasena III (348-378 AD) as Mahakshatrap

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Bust of Rudrasena III right, with corrupted Greek legend (Indo-Greek style) / Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Rudradamaputrasa Rajno Ksatrapasa Rudrasenasa ("Raja Great SAtrap Rudrasena son of Raja Great Satrap Rudradaman"). 16mm, 2.08 grams. "Studies in the Coinage of Western Kshatrapas" -; Senior -; "The Silver Coinage of the Western Satraps in India" #34.3R.293.

This type has reversed symbols on the reverse, with the sun positioned LEFT and the crescent RIGHT. These coins are previousely unpublished and are very rare.

If you are interested in this coinage, please check the brand new, very detailed and easy-to-use catalogue dealing with this coinage "The Silver Coinage of the Western Satraps in India": http://www.numismall.com/acc/Two-books-on-Western-Kshatrapa-coinage-as-one-lot.html

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.