1/2 Unit

Dynasty / Name of State : Western Kshatrapas - Kardamaka
Ruler / Authority : Vijaysena
Denomination : 1/2 Unit
Metal : Copper
Weight (gm) : 1.4-2.2 g
Size (mm) : 12-14 mm
Shape : Round
Calendar System : SE (Saka Era)
Issued Year : 168
Minting Technique : Die-Struck
History of Western Kshatrapas - Kardamaka

The Western Kshatrapas ruled over the central and western parts of India. They were Saka rulers of present-day states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. They ruled alongside the Satavahanas in the south, Guptas to the east, and the Kushanas to the north. In the second to the fourth century CE, Ujjain was their centre.

The Western Kshatrapas dynasty was formed by a King named Chastana around the Malwa region around 78AD. They had a total of 27 independent rulers d...

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