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Apollodotus I 180-160 BC, c 160-150 BC
Drachm, Bactrian Kingdom
Apollodotus I Soter was an Indo-Greek king who ruled the western and southern parts of the Indo-Greek kingdom, from Taxila in Punjab to the areas of Sindh. The coinage of Apollodotus is, together with that of Menander, one of the most abundant of the Indo-Greek kings while Apollodotus issued a great number of bilingual Indian-standard square coins. Obverse standing elephant, BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΠOΛΛOΔOTOY ΣΩTHPOΣ K below. Reverse standing humped bull surrounded by Kharoshthi script.
Mint: Taxila
Provenance: Private acquisition*

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