Bust of Rudrasena, with corrupted Greek legend (Indo-Greek style), date in Brahmi numerals behind (1xx) / Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Rudrasihasaputrasa Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Rudrasenasa ("of Raja Mahasatrap Rudrasena, son of Raja Mahasatrap Rudrasimha"). 14mm, 2.14 grams. Mint A. "Studies in the Coinage of Western Kshatrapas" #374ff; Senior ISCH 339D or similar; "The Silver Coinage of the Western Satraps in India" #13.2a. SKU T1115-35221
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.