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Silver tetradrachm of king Archebios. [Source]

Obv: Helmetted bust of king, throwing a spear.

Rev: Zeus with sceptre and thunderbolt. Greek legend: BASILEOS DIKAIOU NIKIPHOROS ARCHEBIOU "Archebios, the just and victorious king"."

Archebios was an Indo-Greek king who ruled in the area of Taxila around 90-80 BC.


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Bareheaded king. Rev: Kharoshthi legend:
MAHARAJASA DHRAMIKASA
JAYADHARASA ARKHEBIYASA
"Archebios, the victorious king of the Dharma. [Source]

King thrusting javelin. [Source]


Bust of Zeus, and caps of the Dioscuri with palms. [Source]


Preceded by:
(In Arachosia and Gandhara)
Menander II

(In Punjab)
Artemidoros
Indo-Greek Ruler
(Arachosia, Gandhara, Punjab)
(90-80 BC)
Succeeded by:
Indo-Scythian king:
Maues

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Coins of Archebios

References

"The Shape of Ancient Thought. Comparative studies in Greek and Indian Philosophies" by Thomas McEvilley (Allworth Press and the School of Visual Arts, 2002) ISBN 1581152035

"Buddhism in Central Asia" by B.N. Puri (Motilal Banarsidass Pub, January 1, 2000) ISBN 8120803728

"The Greeks in Bactria and India (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics) , W.W. Tarn,

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