Indo-Sakas in Western India, silver drachm, Bhartrdaman as Mahakshatrap (282-295 AD). RARE with an error date (278 AD)

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Bust of Bhartrdaman right, with corrupted Greek legend (Indo-Greek style), date in Brahmi numerals behind (200 SE = 278 AD!!) / Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Rudrasenaputrasa Rajnah Mahaksatrapasa Bhartrdamna. 16mm, 2.12 grams. "Studies in the Coinage of Western Kshatrapas" #685; Senior ISCG -. Rare.Coins of Bhartrdaman as Mahaks-.atrapa in new style appeared in 212 SE (290 AD). They all exhibit the squat (and quite ugly) portrait is usually associated with the coins of Visvasena. Some scarce coins of this type are dated to 200 SE (278 AD), but they could not have been struck at such an early date, since the bust of the new style so they must have been struck sometimes between 212 and 217 SE. The reason why such coins were struck is unknown.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.