Apollodotus II, Indo-Greek Kingdom, Ca. 80–65 B.C. Silver Drachm About Very Fine
Apollodotus II was an Indo-Greek king who ruled in the western and eastern parts of Punjab between Ca. 80–65 B.C. He was considered an important ruler who was responsible for re-establishing the Indo-Greek kingdom to much of its former glory. These silver drachms depict the bareheaded king facing right with the Greek legend around translated as ‘of King Apollodotus, the saviour’. The reverse shows Pallas/Athena Alkidemos standing left, holding a shield and hurling a thunderbolt with a monogram to the side and the Kharoshthi legend around. The slightly crude style indicates that these coins originate from the eastern part of his kingdom with more Indian influence as they were new to engraving. Grading About Very Fine, this is the first time that we have been able to offer a nice group of these coins but unfortunately, we don't have that many of them. So grab yours while stock lasts!