Bhumaka

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Coin of Bhumaka.
Obv:Arrow, pellet, and thunderbolt. Kharoshthi inscription Chaharasada Chatrapasa Bhumakasa: "Ksaharata Satrap Bhumaka".
Rev: Capital of a pillar with seated lion with upraised paw, and wheel (dharmachakra). Brahmi inscription: Kshaharatasa Kshatrapasa Bhumakasa.

Bhumaka (?–119 CE) was a Western Kshatrapa ruler of the early 2nd century CE. He was the father of the great ruler Nahapana, according to one of the latter's coins, he was preceded by Abhiraka (Aubhirakes), of whom a few coins are known.[1]

His coins bear Buddhist symbols, such as the eight-spoked wheel (dharmachakra), or the lion seate on a capital, a representation of a pilar of Ashoka.

Bhumaka's coins have been found in the regions of Gujarat, Kathiawad and Malwa.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Kshaharata Questions"
  2. ^ Some Early Dynasties of South India by Sudhakar Chattopadhyaya, Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1974 p.54
Preceded by
Abhiraka
Western Satrap
?–119
Succeeded by
Nahapana