Apollodotus I 000914

Apollodotus I 000914
Apollodotus I 'Tripod' Hemiobol
Bronze, 4.24 grams, 17.20 mm. 160 - 150 B.C. Obverse: King Apollodotus I, standing right. Reverse: Tripod. Fine condition, uncleaned 'as found' state.

Apollodotus was one of the generals of Demetrius I of Bactria, the Greco-Bactrian king who invaded northwestern India around 180 B.C. He was probably a member of the royal house, and may have been a brother of Demetrius. Apollodotus was a contemporary of Menander I, although it seems the reign of Apollodotus preceded that of Menander, who was the general in charge of the Eastern territories during his reign. The usurper Eucratides probably killed Apollodotus when he invaded the western territories of the Indo-Greeks around 160 B.C. Eventually Menander managed to repell Eucratides beyond the Hindu-Kush, took the title of King, and ruled alone nearly all the northwestern area of the Indian sub-continent.
 
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