Twelve years ago I, too, found this portrait
irresistible. See attached. The reverse
is of a kind, not limited to Cappadocia
, that is meant to represent a traditional cult image of Athena
(so they make her very angular).
•• 04 IV 00 AR drachm
. Asia Minor
. Ariobarzanes I Philorhomaios (95-63 BC). Rev. Athena
; Basileos Ariobarzonou Philorhomaiou (in exergue
) and regnal year, which seems to be 31. Cf.
Sear GCV 7302.
Like you, I did not have (and haven't even now) good
references for these.Pat
P.S. Though my coin may be shinier, yours has a finer portrait