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Menander.

AE Chalkus (3.5 grams).

Perhaps the best known of the Indo-Greek kings, Menander was appointed by Eukratides to rule the areas south of the Hindu Kush. According to Buddhist tradition, in which he is names Milinda, Menander was a just and powerful ruler and a convert to Buddhism.

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Menander.

AE Chalkus (3.5 grams).

Perhaps the best known of the Indo-Greek kings, Menander was appointed by Eukratides to rule the areas south of the Hindu Kush. According to Buddhist tradition, in which he is names Milinda, Menander was a just and powerful ruler and a convert to Buddhism.

Additional information

Origin

Ancient Greece

Date

160 – 145 B.C.

Obverse

Head of elephant right, bell around neck.

Reverse

Club upwards; Karosthi legend around; Monogram A in lower field.