INDIA, WESTERN KSHATRAPAS: Rudrasena I (c.199-222 CE) Silver drachm, as Kshatrapa, Legend A, year S. 124. SECOND KNOWN & CHOICE!

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Obverse Head of king right, blundered Greek legend around, date behind head
Reverse Crescented three-arched hill (chaitya), river below, crescent moon at left, sun at right, Brahmi legend around (at 11:00, clockwise): Rajno Mahakshatrapasa Rudrasihasaputrasa Rajno Kshatrapasa Rudrasenasa
Date S. 124 = 202 CE
Weight 2.22 gm.
Diameter 14 mm.
Die axis 9 o'clock
Reference Senior ---, Fish 13.1.124
Comments Legend A has the patronymic as Rudrasihasaputrasa. No coin with this legend and this date was known for Rudrasena I as Kshatrapa until Fishman published an example, which he describes as unique. Presumably, therefore, this is just the second known example, a prize for the advanced collector! The portrait on the coin in hand is better than suggested by the photo.
Price SKU: w1.134
US$ 745.00
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