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Coin of Spalirises (50–47 BCE).
Obv:Spalirises in armour on a horse. Greek legend BASILEUS MEGALOU SPALIRISOU "Great king Spalirises".
Rev: Zeus holding thunderbolt. Kharoshthi legend.
King Spalirises standing in armour. From his coins [1] and [2]. He holds the ankus in his right hand.

Spalirises (50–47 BCE) was an Indo-Scythian "Great king" of the 1st century BCE. He was the brother of Vonones (some of his coins explain he was "Brother of the king"), and probably identical with Spalahores.

The territories of Spalarises were apparently absorbed by Azes I, his successor, who appears on the reverse on some of his coins.

Preceded by
Indo-Scythian Ruler
50–47 BCE
Succeeded by
Azes I

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  • "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.