Bust of Rudradaman, with corrupted Greek legend (Indo-Greek style) / Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajno Ksatrapasa Jayadamasaputrasa Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Rudradamasa ("Raja Mahasatrap Rudradaman, son of Raja Satrap Jayadaman). 15mm, 1.84 grams. Mint A. Fishman "The Silver Coinage of the Western Satrapas (2013) #7.2b; "Studies in the Coinage of Western Kshatrapas" #251 or similar. SKU T858-49186
Rudradaman was the probably the most famous of the Western Kshatrapa rulers. He reconquered most of the territories lost by Nahapana to the Satavahanas and expanded his realm beyond Gujarat. 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.