Extremely rare! Indo-Sakas in Western India, silver drachm, Yasodaman I (238-239 AD) as Mahakshatrapa

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Bust of Yasodaman, with corrupted Greek legends (Indo-Greek style), date in Brahmi numerals behind (160 SE = 238 AD) / Three-arched hill orChaitya, with river, crescent and sun, within legend in Brahmi Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Damasenasaputrasa Rajno Mahaksatrapasa Yasodamnah. 14mm, 1.99 grams. "Studies in the Coinage of Western Kshatrapas" #466-469.Extremely rare and very nice!The Western Kshatrapas, orWestern Satraps, (35-405 CE) were Saka rulers of the western and centralpart of India (Saurashtra and Malwa: modern Gujarat, Maharashtra,Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh states). They were contemporaneous with theKushans who ruled the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, and theSatavahana (Andhra) who ruled in Central India.