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The Coin Galleries: Western Kshatrapas: Dāmajādasri II

Dāmajāadasri II was another son of Rudrasena I, who apparently rose up in rebellion against his uncle Dāmasena. Remember that Dāmasena had come to power by deposing Rudrasena's other son, Prithvisena, who had succeeded his father. It appears that Dāmajāadasri tried to reclaim his inheritance, but was unsuccessful. He issued coins for less than two years, since we know of his coins only from the dates 154 and 155. The legend on the coins does not have the extra sa in the patronymic, which is rudrasenaputrasa rather than rudrasenasaputrasa, indicating they were minted in "mint B." All his coins name him as kshatrapa only.

Dāmajādasri II as kshatrapa

Dāmajāadasri II as kshatrapa, silver drachm
dated S. 154 (=232 CE)

Head of king right, date behind head: 154 /
Chaitya (3-arched hill), river below, crescent moon and sun above, Brahmi legend around
     rajno mahakshatrapasa rudrasenasaputrasa rajnah kshatrapasa damajadasriyah
     
This coin has a clear date of 154.

Dāmajāadasri II as kshatrapa, silver drachm
dated S. 154 (=232 CE)

Head of king right, date behind head: 154 /
Chaitya (3-arched hill), river below, crescent moon and sun above, Brahmi legend around
     rajno mahakshatrapasa rudrasenasaputrasa rajnah kshatrapasa damajadasriyah
This coin has a clear legend.

Dāmajāadasri II as kshatrapa, silver drachm
dated S. 155 (=233 CE)

Head of king right, date behind head: 154 /
Chaitya (3-arched hill), river below, crescent moon and sun above, Brahmi legend around
     rajno mahakshatrapasa rudrasenasaputrasa rajnah kshatrapasa damajadasriyah
Nice coin with a very clear date of 155.
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