ARIARATHES VI

Ancient Coins - ARIARATHES VI
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ARIARATHES  VI , EPIPHANES, PHILOPATOR. 130-116 B.C. KING OF CAPPADOCIA.


Silver drachm, 4,19 gram. Head of Ariarathes V1 to the right wearing diadem. /
Athena standing left. Left hand supports palm branch and shield. Right hand outstretched
supports wreath.
Very high relief and almost extremely fine. Nicely toned.

SEE: Prof. Bono Simonetta. Typos 11. nr. 23. Year 11. ( AI).
a rare year.

Ariarathes V1 was the youngest son of Ariarathes V.  In his childhood he was under the
regency of his mother Nysa ( Laodice according to Justin).
He became king after his mother,s death and married Laodice the daughter of Mithradates V1, king
of Pontus.  It is interesting to note that Athena does not carry on her outstretched hand a Nike
crowning the royal name, but carries the wreath itself; a decade or so later ( on drachms of year
 10 and 11) Athena in her normal standing posature, again crowns the royal name herself;
THESE exexamples are unique in Cappadocian numismatics, but recur frequently on the tetradrachms
of the Pergamene kings Attalus 1 and Eumenes 11, also for Attalus 11.
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