Spalirises


Spalirises

[
thumb|350px|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.] 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.

ee also

*Yuezhi
*Greco-Bactrian Kingdom
*Indo-Greek Kingdom
*Indo-Parthian Kingdom
*Kushan Empire

External links

* [http://www.coinarchives.com/a/results.php?results=100&search=spalirises Coins of Spalirises]
* [http://www.kushan.org/essays/chronology/azesvikrama.htm Discussion of the Azes and Greek Era]

References

* "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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