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circa. 180-169 BCE.

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.

Square silver drachm of Apollodotos I. Circa. 180-169 BCE.
Obverse: Draped bust of Agathokles wearing kausia with legend  BASILEWS on the right, APOLLODOTOU SWQHROS on the left.
Reverse: Zebu bull standing with legend in Kharosti script.
Weight: ~2.4 grams.
Reference:  Bopearachchi Série 4F; SNG ANS 328ff.


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RK. October 20, 2002.