Relative dating sequence
His series of coins is also magnificent, though not as extensive as those of his successor Huvishka.
His warlike exploits and the strength of his kingdom are remarkable indeed, and it is felt by most historians that his reign marked the height of Kushan dominance in central Asia.
This method was employed by Cribb (1997) to arrive at a date of 107 to 120.
It was previously used on this site to arrive at a date of 115AD.
The first method is also simpler, its assumptions can be checked more easily, and so greater confidence can be placed in the conclusions. However, the first method depends upon not having contrary evidence, and the reasoning behind the solution being quite certain.The reason it matters, is that inscriptions in India and Central Asia are date for a hundred years in the era that Kanishka founded.Fixing that era would provide a chronological assistance to art and political historians interested in the history of North India and Central Asia..In total I have taken 10 sources of evidence, which can be considered independent of each other.Some evidence has been excluded from consideration, either because it is too unreliable or because the range of dates it gives are very broad.