Indo-Greek Kingdom, Menander I , c. 155 - 130 B.C.
Menander is the most important Greek who ruled in India and the only Greek mentioned in Indian literature. Tradition maintains he was a and powerful , who converted to Buddhism. This is further evidenced by his later coin legends which translate, "follower of the Dharma."WA79645. Silver , 879, 218c, 124, 16I, 193, -, gVF, attractive , , off center, light marks, 2.451 g, maximum 17.6 mm, 0o, Paropamisadai or Gandhara, uncertain mint, c. 155 - 130 B.C.; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENAN∆POY, draped right, wearing diadem and crested helmet ornamented with bull's horn and ear; : Menadrasa (of Great Menander the Savior), Alkidemos standing left, brandishing thunderbolt in right hand, on left arm, right; $160.00 (€142.40)
Indo-Greek Kingdom, Menander, c. 155 - 130 B.C.
Menander was in charge of the eastern Baktria, including modern and perhaps other regions deeper into Indian land. He expanded his influence further more into India where he is mentioned in several sources such as Milindanpanha and Mahavamsa, and an on a reliquary. The tradition maintains that he was a and powerful and that he converted to Buddhism. This is further evidenced by his later coin legends which translate to "follower of the Dharma."
Click here to see an Indian sculpture of a possible Greek .WA77216. Silver , 808, 290, 91, 13O, 215f, 191, gVF, dark , marks and scratches, , slightly off center, 2.390 g, maximum 17.5 mm, 0o, Paropamisadai or Gandhara, uncertain mint, c. 155 - 130 B.C.; BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ MENAN∆POY, diademed and draped right; : maharaja tratasa Menadrasa (of Great Menander the Savior), Alkidemos standing left, brandishing thunderbolt in right hand, on left arm, lower right; $140.00 (€124.60)
Indo-Greek Kingdom, Hippostratos, c. 65 - 55 B.C.
The quantity and quality of Hippostratos' coinage indicates a quite powerful . He seems to have initially fought successfully against the Indo-Scythian invaders led by Azes I. He was, however, ultimately defeated and became the last western Indo-Greek .SH56743. Silver
, 1624 var. (normal M), 7 var. ( control letter not listed), 445 var. (same), aVF, 9.340 g, maximum 28.3 mm, 0o, Hazara(?) mint, BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY ΣΩTHPOΣ, IΠΠOΣTPATOY (M as eta), diademed and draped right; : Hipustratasa, Hippostratos on horseback right, wearing crested helmet and military garb; letters left and in , right; variant not in sources consulted, notes otherwise unpublished for the similar with a normal M; very ; SOLD
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