The identity of Prakāśāditya

  title={The identity of Prakāśāditya},
  author={P. Tandon},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  • P. Tandon
  • Published 2015
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  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
  • One of the enduring open questions in ancient Indian history is the identity of the king who identifies himself on the reverse of his gold coins as prakāśāditya . Most authors have assumed that he was a Gupta king. This paper reviews the various proposals on the identity of Prakāśāditya, arguing why we can be quite sure, as suggested by Robert Gobl, that he was in fact a Hun king and not a Gupta. Then, by presenting a near-complete reading of the obverse legend, it is shown that it is virtually… CONTINUE READING
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