Apollophanes of Seleucia

Apollophanes (Ancient Greek: Ἀπολλοφάνης) was a native of Seleucia, and physician to Antiochus the Great, king of Syria, from 223 to 187 BCE, with whom, as appears from Polybius, he possessed considerable influence.[1]

Physician Richard Mead, in his Dissert. de Nummis quibusdam a Smyrnaeis in Medicorum Honorem percussis (Lond. 1724, 4to.), thinks that two bronze coins, struck in honor of a person named Apollophanes, refer to the physician of this name; but this is now generally considered to be a mistake.[2] A physician of the same name is mentioned by several ancient medical writers.[3][4]