Bust of Rudrasimha II right, with no Greek inscriptions or date around / Three-arched hill or Chaitya,with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Swami Jivadamaputrasa Rajna Ksatrapasa Rudrasihasa. 15mm, 2.28 grams. Rare. Fishman "The Silver Coinage of the Western Satraps in India" #31.2; "Studies in the Coinage of Western Kshatrapas" #736-768. SKU T488-50569
This is the rare type of Rudrasimha II with no Greek inscription or date.
The coins of Ksatrapas are important since they are mostly dated - the dates helped to clarify the early history of India. 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.