Extremely rare AR drachm of Rudrasena IV (385-?), Western Satraps, India

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Bust of Rudrasena IV right, with corrupted Greek legend (Indo-Greek style) / Three-arched hill or Chaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi RāJña MaHāKṣaTraPaSa SvāMī SiHaSeNaPuTraSa RāJña MaHāKṣaTraPaSa SvāMī RuDraSeNaSa ("Of Raja Mahākṣatrapa Lord Rudrasena, son of Raja Mahākṣatrapa Lord Siṁhasena"). 15mm, 1.77 grams. Fishman "The Silver Coinage of the Western Satraps" #36.1. SKU T1127-50182

Coins of Rudrasena IV are among the rarest in the entire series of the coins of the Western Satraps.

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.


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