Euthydemus II

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Euthydemus II
Dinastia indo-battriana, tetradracma di euthydemos II, 190-185 ac ca.JPG
Portrait of young Euthydemus II.
Reignc. 180 BC
PredecessorDemetrius I
SuccessorEucratides I
Bornc. 200 BC
Diedc. 180 BC
Bactria
HouseEuthydemid
FatherDemetrius I
MotherDaughter of Antiochus III


Silver coin of King Euthydemus II. With Greek legend ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ, "Of King Euthydemus".
Euthydemos II (185-180 BCE). With Greek legend ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ, "Of King Euthydemus".

Euthydemus II (Greek: Εὐθύδημος Β΄) was Graeco-Bactrian king; the son of Demetrius I of Bactria, he became king in the 180s BCE, either after his father's death or as a sub-king to him. The style and rare nickel alloys of his coins associates him closely in time with the king Agathocles but their precise relation remains uncertain. Euthydemus is pictured as a boy on his coins and most likely died very young.

He was the last Euthydemid ruler of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom.

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

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Preceded by
Demetrius I
Greco-Bactrian king
180s BCE
Succeeded by
Agathocles
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  2. ^ Quintanilla, Sonya Rhie (2 April 2019). "History of Early Stone Sculpture at Mathura: Ca. 150 BCE - 100 CE". BRILL – via Google Books.