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Ancient coins => Indian subcontinent: Ancient & Pre-sultanate => Topic started by: Overlord on December 13, 2014, 03:36:52 PM

Title: Kshatrapa dynasty: Rudradaman (before SE 52-87; before 130-165 AD), AR Drachm
Post by: Overlord on December 13, 2014, 03:36:52 PM
As Raja Mahaksatrapa, Fishman Type 7.2b ("Mint A" with unreadable Greek inscription on obverse)

Mass=2.0 g

I find the portrait rather curious. It is rather worn, but reminds me more Nahapana (note the "elf ear", in particular) rather than the standard portrait of Rudradaman.

(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/RudrWoc-Copy_zps7af1bb03.jpg) (http://s805.photobucket.com/user/MajesticOverlord/media/RudrWoc-Copy_zps7af1bb03.jpg.html)

(http://i805.photobucket.com/albums/yy340/MajesticOverlord/RudrWoc_zps9bad0288.jpg) (http://s805.photobucket.com/user/MajesticOverlord/media/RudrWoc_zps9bad0288.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Kshatrapa dynasty: Rudradaman (before SE 52-87; before 130-165 AD), AR Drachm
Post by: THCoins on December 13, 2014, 04:59:15 PM
Yours is better than mine. Except that in mine the centre of the reverse is nicely preserved.
The profile of the portrait on my specimen reminds me a bit of Charles de Gaule i think.