INDIA, WESTERN KSHATRAPAS: Vijayasena (239-250 CE) Silver drachm, as Mahakshatrapa, year S. 164

Ancient Coins - INDIA, WESTERN KSHATRAPAS: Vijayasena (239-250 CE) Silver drachm, as Mahakshatrapa, year S. 164
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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 2:00, clockwise): Rajno Mahakshatrapasa Damasenasaputrasa Rajno Mahakshatrapasa Vijayasenasa
Date S. 164 = 242 CE
Weight 2.32 gm.
Diameter 15-16 mm.
Die axis 2 o'clock
Reference Senior 351.64
Comments Vijayasena must have had a master die-cutter working at his mint. The calligraphy on this coin is absolutely masterful ... note the subtle diacritics on the names Damasena and Vijayasena (see detail below for the name Damasena).
Ancient Coins - INDIA, WESTERN KSHATRAPAS: Vijayasena (239-250 CE) Silver drachm, as Mahakshatrapa, year S. 164
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