Silver drachm, Rudrasena II (255-278 AD), 266 AD, Indo-Sakas in Western India

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Bust of Rudrasena II right, with corrupted Greek legend (Indo-Greek style), date in Brahmi numerals behind - 188 Saka Era = 266 AD) / Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajna ksatrapasa Viradamaputrasa Rajno mahaksatrapasa Rudrasenasa. 15mm, 2.11 grams. "Studies in the Coinage of Western Kshatrapas" #592-597; Senior ISCH 354.28D. SKU T1135-15354

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.