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Battus II. "the Happy" was from 583 to 565/0 BC king of Cyrene.

Probably a head of Apries

He followed his father Arcesilaus I . He was victorious around 571 BC against the Egyptian army led by Pharaoh Apries (Απριης) (A pharaoh of Egypt (589 BC-570 BC). After the battle was lost his army revolted , the Pharoh was killed by one of his general who then was the next Pharao of Egypt, known as Amasis II.

Battus II was followed by Arcesilaus II.

Herodotus, Histories, Book 4:

But in the reign of the third king, Battus, surnamed the Happy, the advice of the Pythoness brought Greeks from every quarter into Libya, to join the settlement. The Cyrenaeans had offered to all comers a share in their lands; and the oracle had spoken as follows:—

He that is backward to share in the pleasant Libyan acres,
Sooner or later, I warn him, will feel regret at his folly.

Thus a great multitude were collected together to Cyrene, and the Libyans of the neighbourhood found themselves stripped of large portions of their lands. So they, and their king Adicran, being robbed and insulted by the Cyrenaeans, sent messengers to Egypt, and put themselves under the rule of Apries, the Egyptian monarch; who, upon this, levied a vast army of Egyptians, and sent them against Cyrene. The inhabitants of that place left their walls and marched out in force to the district of Irasa, where, near the spring called Theste, they engaged the Egyptian host, and defeated it. The Egyptians, who had never before made trial of the prowess of the Greeks, and so thought but meanly of them, were routed with such slaughter that but a very few of them ever got back home. For this reason, the subjects of Apries, who laid the blame of the defeat on him, revolted from his authority.

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