Azilises

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Azilises
Indo-Scythian king
AzilisesWearingTunic.jpg
Azilises on horse, wearing a tunic, with Greek legend "BASILEOS BASILEON MEGALOY AZOY": "The great King of Kings Azilises".
Reign Indo-Scythians: 57–35 BC
Predecessor Azes I
Successor Azes II
Silver tetradrachm of Azilises (9.38 g), minted in Gandhara.
Azilises coin depicting Gaja Lakshmi standing on a lotus, 1st century BCE.

Azilises was an Indo-Scythian king who ruled in the area of Gandhara.

Coinage[edit]

Azilises issued some joint coins with Azes, where Azes is presented as king on the obverse ("BASILEOS BASILEON MEGALOY AZOY"), and Azilises is introduced as king on the obverse in kharoshthi ("Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayilisasa", "The great king, the king of kings, the great Azilises").[1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Coins of the Indo-Greeks", Mitchener p.132

References[edit]

  • "The Shape of Ancient Thought. Comparative studies in Greek and Indian Philosophies" by Thomas McEvilley (Allworth Press and the School of Visual Arts, 2002) ISBN 1-58115-203-5
  • "The Greeks in Bactria and India", W.W. Tarn, Cambridge University Press.

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Preceded by
Azes I
Indo-Scythian Ruler
57–35 BC
Succeeded by
Azes II