Abhiraka was an Indo-Scythian king and a member of the Kshaharata dynasty, who belonged to the Abhira tribe.[1][2][3] He was the father of Bhumaka, and the grandfather of Nahapana.

He is known through his coins, which are found in the northern Pakistan area of Chukhsa, and then later in the south, suggesting a southern migration at some point, possibly in search for trade. His coins have been found extensively in Afghanistan and as far as Arab states of the Persian Gulf.[4]


  1. ^ Indian Culture: Journal of the Indian Research Institute - Google Books. 1984. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  2. ^ Congress, Indian History (1981-05-01). Proceedings - Indian History Congress - Indian History Congress - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-06-03.
  3. ^ A Sanskrit-English dictionary: etymologically and philologically arranged ... By Sir Monier Monier-Williams-page-145
  4. ^ R.C. Senior, p.v


Preceded by
Western Satrap
100 CE
Succeeded by