Coin of Bhadramukhas ruler Rudrasimha III, circa 385-415 CE.
|Reign||c. 388 – c. 395 AD|
|Predecessor||Rudrasena IV|
A fragment from the play Natya-darpana mentions that the Gupta king Ramagupta, the elder brother of Chandragupta II, decided to expand his kingdom by attacking the Western Satraps in Gujarat. The campaign soon took a turn for the worse and the Gupta army was trapped. The Saka king, Rudrasimha III, demanded that Ramagupta hand over his wife Dhruvadevi in exchange for peace. To avoid the ignominy the Guptas decide to send Madhavasena, a courtesan and a beloved of Chandragupta, disguised as the queen. However, Chandragupta changes the plan and himself goes to the Saka King disguised as the queen. He then kills Rudrasimha and later his own brother, Ramagupta. Dhruvadevi is then married to Chandragupta.
- Rapson, "A Catalogue of Indian coins in the British Museum. Andhras etc.."
Gupta Emperor Chandragupta II
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