|Archebius Dikaios Nikephoros ("The Just and Victorious")|
Portrait of Archebios on one of his tetradrachms.
Archebius Dikaios Nikephoros (Greek: Ἀρχέβιος ὁ Δίκαιος, ὁ Νικηφόρος; epithets mean respectively, "the Just", "the Victorious") was an Indo-Greek king who ruled in the area of Taxila. Osmund Bopearachchi dates him to c. 90–80 BCE, and R. C. Senior to about the same period. He was probably one of the last Indo-Greek kings before the Saka king Maues conquered Taxila, and a contemporary of Hermaeus in the west. He may have been a relative of Heliokles II, who used a similar reverse and also the title Dikaios.
Archebius issued silver with diademed or helmeted king, sometimes in spear-throwing pose. On the reverse is Zeus standing facing, holding a thunderbolt or on some issues an aegis.
Archebius also struck a rare series of Attic tetradrachms, found in Bactria.
He issued bronzes with an owl / Nike.
Archebius overstruck two coins of Peukolaos.
Bust of Zeus, and caps of the Dioscuri with palms.
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as ruler in Arachosia and Gandhara
|Indo-Greek ruler in Arachosia, Gandhara and Punjab
as Indo-Scythian king
as ruler in Punjab
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