Jivadaman

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Jivadaman
Western Satrap
Jivadaman 119 Shaka Era 197 CE.jpg
Coin of the Western Kshatrapa ruler Jivadaman, dated year 119 Saka era, thought to be 197 CE. British Museum.
Reign 170–175 CE

Jivadaman was a Saka ruler of the Western Kshatrapas in northwestern India from during the 2nd century CE. He was the son of Damajadasri I (170–175), and the brother of Satyadaman.[1]

With Jivadaman, Western Satrap coins started to be minted with a date, recorded in Brahmi numerals bekind the king's head.[2] According to his coins, Jivadaman seems to have ruled two times, once between 100 and 103 CE, before the rule of Rudrasimha I, and once between 119 and 120 CE.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rapson, p.cxxiii
  2. ^ Rapson, p.cxxiv

Jivadaman was a Saka ruler of the Western Kshatrapas in northwestern India from during the 2nd century CE. He was the son of Damajadasri I (170–175), and the brother of Satyadaman.[1] According to his coins, he seems to rule between 195CE to 198CE as his coins are dated between sake117-120.

References[edit]

  • British Museum
  • Rapson, Edward James A catalogue of the Indian coins in the British Museum. Catalogue of the coins of the Andhra dynasty, the Western Ksatrapas, the Traikutaka dynasty, and the Bodhi dynasty Eastern Book House, India, 1990. First published in 1908.
Preceded by
Damajadasri I
Western Satrap
c. 175–199
Succeeded by
Rudrasimha I
Preceded by
Rudrasimha I
Western Satrap
c. 174–199
Succeeded by
Rudrasena I