Yajna Sri Satakarni
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Coin of Yajna Sri Satakarni. British Museum.
Yajna Sri Satakarni was an Indian ruler of the Satavahana dynasty, who ruled between 167 and 196. During his reign, he regained some of the territory lost to Shakas under Vashishtiputra Satakarni. He is considered to be the last great king of the Satavahana Dynasty.
He is known from his coins, and from the mention of his name in the regnal lists of the Matsya Purana, in which he is said to have ruled 29 years.
Victory over the Shakas
The last great king of this dynasty, Yajna Sri Satakarni, defeated the Western Satraps and reconquered their southern regions in western and central India which led to the decline of the Western Satraps.
- "later Satavahana named Yajna Satakarni seems to have conquered the Southern Dominions of the Western Satraps. His coins contain figures of ships, probably indicating the naval power of the Andras. He not only ruled Aparanta, but probably also the eastern part of the Central Provinces". Majumdar, p. 135
- "A Catalogue of Indian coins in the British Museum. Andhras etc..", Rapson