|Lot 488. India, Parataraja dynasty of Baluchistan. Unknown king. Ca. 5th Century A.D. Æ didrachm (19 mm, 3.87 g). Diademed, bearded bust of king right / Swastika turning right, with traces of Brahmi legend around. Pieper 819; Senior 299.1; Tandon 75. Very rare.
This enigmatic king issued coins in the style of the Paratarajas, but his coins are heavier. He may have been a later successor to the dynasty who tried to revive its fortunes.
Estimate: US$ 75