Wednesday, September 24

L- Liaka Kusulaka

   Liaka Kusulaka was an Indo-Scythian satrap (Satrap was the name given to the governors of the provinces of the ancient Median and Achaemenid (Persian) Empires and in several of their successors, such as the Sasanian Empire and the Hellenistic empires.) of the area of Chukhsa in the northwestern South Asia  i.e. probably present Chachh, immediately west of Taxila. during the 1st century BCE.

He was the satrap of the great king of Moga and that patika, his son was great gift lord ( Mahadanapathi)

He minted coins which are direct imitations of the coins of Eucratides (King's head and Dioscuri), with his name inscribed "ΛΙΑΚΟ ΚΟΖΟΥΛΟ". These coins are imitations of those of Eucratides, but we are more justified to draw chronological conclusions from this fact than in the case of Maues

The coins of Liaka Kusulaka show the transition of the district they belong ie. part of eastern Gandhara.
Western_Satraps_Coin


The Greek spelling shows that the actual sound was kuzūla, and this kuzūla is possibly the name of a family, as suggested by Professor Lüders, in which case the Kuzūlas must have belonged to the larger group of the Kshaharātas.
The name "Κοζουλο" was also used by the first Kushan ruler Kujula Kadphises (Greek: Κοζουλου Καδφιζου, Kozoulou Kadphizou or Κοζολα Καδαφες, Kozola Kadaphes), which may suggest some family connection.

Taxila Copper Plate as displayed in the British Museum


Referance:
wiki page

Foreign Influence on Ancient India

 By Krishna Chandra Sagar



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