Silver drachm of Viradaman (234-238 AD), 237 AD, Western Satraps, India

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Bust of Viradaman, with corrupted Greek legend (Indo-Greek style), date in Brahmi numerals behind (159 SE = 237 AD) / Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Damasenasaputrasa Rajnah ksatrapasa Viradamnah. 14mm, 2.00 grams. Fishman "Silver Coinage of the Western Satraps" #21.1.159. SKU T1708-52036

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.