Cappadocian Kingdom. Ariarathes VI, 130 to 112 BC. Silver drachm. Unusual reverse type.

Ancient Coins - Cappadocian Kingdom. Ariarathes VI, 130 to 112 BC.  Silver drachm. Unusual reverse type.
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Denomination : Silver drachm.

Date : Year mark AI (year-12 = 119 TO 118 BC).

Reference : Simonetta-22b vareity.

Size : 16.8 x 17.5 mm.  Weight : 4.18 grams.

Grade : VF, lightly toned.

Obverse : Head of Ariarathes VI right.

Reverse : Athena standing left, holding two palm branches, with BASILEWS ARIARAQOU EPIFANOUS around, with the date mark font face=Symbol size=2>AI (year 12 for 119 to 118 BC) below and a monogram in the far right field.

The depiction of Athena holding the two palm branches, rather than a spear and small figure of Nike, is unusual and rare.  It is has been put forward by M�rkholm that this type may come from as yet uncertain secondary mint.

Price SKU: vcoin5692
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