Unique AR drachm of Rudrasena (199-222 AD) as "Rudrayasa", pictured in SCWSI, Western Satraps, India

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Bust of Rudrasena, with corrupted Greek legend (Indo-Greek style), date in Brahmi numerals behind (13x Saka Era = 208/218 AD) / Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Rudrasihaputrasa Rajno Mahaksatrapa Rudrayasa. 16mm, 2.0 grams. "Studies in the Coinage of Western Kshatrapas" #-; Fishman "The Silver Coinage of the Western Satraps in India" #13.4.x (this coin pictured). SKU T1517-v4369

This actual coin is pictured in Fishman's "SCWSI"

The name is spelled as "MaHaKsaTraPa RuDraYaSa". Rare.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.