Damajadasri III
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Damajadasri III as portrayed in his coin. His name appears at the top of the reverse
PredecessorVijayasena
SuccessorRudrasena II
IssueBhartrdaman
HouseKaradamka
FatherDamasena

Damajadasri III (Brahmi

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)[1] was a ruler of the Western Satraps. His reign lasted possibly[2] from c. 251 AD to 256 AD.[3][4]

Biography

Damajadasri was one of the four sons of Damasena. Damajadasri was the youngest of his siblings. He succeeded his elder brother Vijayasena as a ruler.[3]

He most likely held the title of mahaksatrapa. There is no evidence that he would have held the office of ksatrapa.[5]

Large amounts of coins struck in name of Damajadasri have been found.[5]

Damajadasri was succeeded as Western Satrap by his nephew Rudrasena II who was a son of Viradaman.[2]

References

  1. ^ Tandon, Pankaj. "How to read the legends on coins of the Western Kshatrapas: A Beginner's Guide": 2. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ a b Ramesh Chandra Majumdar; Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (1951). The History and Culture of the Indian People: The age of imperial unity; 2d ed. 1953. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. p. 189.
  3. ^ a b Sailendra Nath Sen (1999). Ancient Indian History and Civilization. New Age International. p. 190. ISBN 978-81-224-1198-0.
  4. ^ R. Vanaja (1983). Indian Coinage. National Museum. p. 73.
  5. ^ a b E.J. Rapson (December 1989). Catalogue of the Coins of the Andhra Dynasty, the Western Ksatrapas, the Traikutaka Dynasty and the "Bodhi" Dynasty. Asian Educational Services. p. 138. ISBN 978-81-206-0522-0.

Further reading

Preceded byVijayasena Western Satrap 251–256 Succeeded byRudrasena II