|Lot 479. India, Western Kshatrapas. Nahapana. ruled Ca. A.D. 53-99. Æ coin (14 mm, 2.17 g). Elephant advancing right, with swastika above / Stylized thunderbolt. Not listed in Fishman, The Base-Metal Coinage of the Western Satraps in India. This type was issued by a feudatory of Nahapana to acknowledge the Kshatrapa overlord during Nahapana’s control over Satavahana territory. Scarce.
Nahapana was the great Kshatrapa (Saka) ruler of Gujarat, Malwa and northern Konkan, who ruled for 46 years and even defeated the Satavahanas.
Estimate: US$ 60