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Euthydemos II

Euthydemus I deposed Diodotus II and became King of Bactria c. 230 BCE. Euthydemus II son of Dementrios I and grand son of Euthydemus I advanced his kingdom into the Hindu Kush and northwestern India. He  established the Indo-Bactrian (Indo-Greek) branch of the kingdom in Indus Valley.   Chronology of the Indo-Bactrian rulers is based largely on numismatic evidence. Bactrian coins were imitations of Greek issues, but they gradually acquired a style of their own. Legend of Indo-Bactrian coins were inscribed in Greek, Brahmi, and Kharosti scripts.

Silver Tetradrachm of Euthydemos II. 190-185 BCE.
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right .
Reverse:  Standing Herakles wearing an oak-wreath, holding another
oak-wreath, a club and a lion's skin.
Weight: 16.83 gm.
Reference: MIG 113b.


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RK. May 6, 2002.