Coin of Rudradaman

4892

Coin of Rudradaman

4892

Description

The Kshatrapas, ruling in Western and Central India were a branch of the Shakas or the Scythians, a nomadic tribe from Central Asia. They settled in the western part of India. Kshatrapas issued coins in silver and copper. Their coins bear a bust of the king on the obverse and a few symbols on the reverse. These coins are the first to have the year of issue and the names of the ruling kings along with their predecessors’ names inscribed on them, thus turning the coin into a historical document.

Collection

Money

Object Type

Coin

Material

Silver

Culture/Period

Western Kshatrapa dynasty

Technique

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Date

130 - 150 CE

Location

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Dimension

Weight: 2.2 gm