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Coin of Yasodaman II.
Western Satrap territory extended from the west coast of India to Vidisha/ Sanchi and Eran, from the time of Rudrasena II (256–278) well into the 4th century.[1]

Yasodhaman II (317–332) was a son and probably sub-king of king Rudrasimha II of the Western Satraps He declared on his coins to be the son of Rudrasimha II.[2]

He was succeeded by another of Rudrasimha II's sons Rudradaman II (332–348).

During his rule, a Saka ruler inscribed the Kanakerha inscription,[3] on the hill of Sanchi mentioning the construction of a well by the Saka chief and "righteous conqueror" (dharmaviyagi mahadandanayaka) Sridharavarman (339-368 CE).[1] Another inscription of the same Sridhavarman with his military commander is known from Eran.[1] These inscription point to the extent of Saka rule as the time of Rudrasimha II and Yasodhaman II.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Buddhist Landscapes in Central India: Sanchi Hill and Archaeologies of Religious and Social Change, c. Third Century BC to Fifth Century AD, Julia Shaw, Routledge, 2016 p58-59
  2. ^ Catalogue of the coins of the Andhra dynasty, the Western Ksatrapas, the Traikutaka dynasty, and the "Bodhi" dynasty, by British Museum. Dept. of Coins and Medals; Rapson, E. J. (Edward James) p.170
  3. ^ Marshall, The Monuments of Sanchi p.392