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.
Epander overstruck coins of Strato I
- "The Greeks in Bactria and India", W.W. Tarn, Cambridge University Press.