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Epander

Epander

Epander was one of the Indo-Greek kings. He may have been a relative of Menander I, and the findplaces of his coins seem to indicate that he ruled in the area of Punjab.

Time of reign

Bopearachchi dates Epander to c. 95-90 BCE and R.C. Senior to c. 80 BCE. The scarcity of his coins indicate that his reign was short and/or his territory limited.

Coins of Epander

Epander's silver drachms portray the king in diadem with a reverse of Athena fighting which was the type of Menander I. Epander probably claimed ancestry from this important king, but his epithet Nikephoros (Victorious) was unique to kings using this reverse: their title was usually Soter (Saviour). He struck no Attic (monolingual) coins.

Overstrikes

Epander overstruck coins of Strato I and Philoxenus.


Preceded by:
Philoxenus
Indo-Greek Ruler
(Punjab)
(100-95 BCE)
Succeeded by:
Apollodotus II

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See also

References

  • "The Greeks in Bactria and India", W.W. Tarn, Cambridge University Press.

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