Silver Drachm of Nahapana Very Fine
Nahapana (meaning ‘protector of the clan’) was an important ruler of the Western Kshatrapas in north-western India who ruled Gujarat, Malwa and northern Konkan. He was descended from the Indo-Scythians and ruled during the 1st and 2nd centuries A.D. Scholars disagree on the exact dates but appear to agree that his reign ended in A.D. 124 when he was finally defeated by Gautamiputra Satakarni and tragically killed along with his entire family. The obverse of the coins bear a profile of the ruler facing right with a Greek legend around. The reverse represents a thunderbolt and an arrow with Brahmi and Kharoshthi legends around. Well struck in good silver with a good portrait and almost complete legends, here we offer these coins in Very Fine. Very attractive and affordable coins which are now around 1900 years old.