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Cappadocian Kingdom

The Cappadocian Kingdom was established after the death of Alexander. The Ariarathes dynasty used political alliances to maintain rule, however, Cappadocia eventually became a battleground for the conflicts between the Kingdom of Pontus and the Roman Empire. When Mithridates placed his own candidate on the throne, the Roman Senate declared that the administration of Cappadocia should be placed in the hands of the people, and removed him. It seems, however, the Senate didn't actually mean the Cappadocian people. In 17 A.D., Rome established the Provincia Cappadocia, ruled by a Roman procurator.


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariathes I, 330 - 322 B.C.

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The attribution we have made for this type is the widely accepted attribution, but it is possible that it was struck earlier, c. 340 - 331 B.C. and it is a half stater on the standard of Cilicia.
SH26864. Silver drachm, SGCV II 3658; BMC Galatia p. 29, 1; Simonetta 1d, VF+, toned, weight 4.941 g, maximum diameter 18.9 mm, die axis 270o, Pontus, Gaziura mint, obverse Aramaic legend "Baal-Gazur", Baal of Gaziura enthroned left; eagle, grain and grapes in right, scepter in left, monogram right; reverse griffin attacking stag, wreath above; beautiful toning, the nicest example of the type we have seen; very rare; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes I, 333 - 322 B.C.

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After Alexander the Great's armies passed him by, Ariarathes I, a satrap or dynast under Darius III, seized the area becoming the first king of Cappadocia. Later he attacked Antigonus and expanded into Phrygia, Pontus and Paphlagonia.

At Sinope, he maintained the city's standard nymph and eagle on a dolphin types, but replaced the Greek legends with his own Aramaic inscriptions.
SH26865. Silver drachm, BMC Pontus p. 96, 9; SNG Stancomb 761; Traité 631; SNG BM 1459, EF, weight 5.367 g, maximum diameter 19.0 mm, die axis 0o, Sinope (Sinop, Turkey) mint, c. 328 - 325 B.C.; obverse head of nymph Sinope left, apluster before, Aramaic letters ayin and mem behind; reverse Aramaic legend "ARYWRT", eagle on a dolphin left; ex Lindgren Collection; very rare; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariaramnes, c. 280 - 230 B.C.

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An extremely rare type, with fewer than five known specimens. Ex CNG.
SH10707. Bronze AE 16, Simonetta 1, BMC Galatia -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, gVF, light scratches on rev, weight 4.240 g, maximum diameter 15.7 mm, die axis 180o, Mazaca mint, c. 280 - 230 B.C.; obverse head right wearing a bashlyk; reverse horse graizing right, monograms above and below; nice patina; extremely rare; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII, 138 - 129 B.C.

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
SH27110. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 649, Newell SMA 299, SNG Spaer 1875, VF, weight 16.368 g, maximum diameter 29.1 mm, die axis 0o, obverse Antiochos VII diademed head right, horn like lock of hair above ear, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY (on right) EYEPΓETOY (on left), Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, M inner left, K inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII, 138 - 129 B.C.

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
SH26765. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 654 (same obverse die), Newell SMA 295, SNG Spaer -, VF, weight 16.452 g, maximum diameter 27.8 mm, die axis 0o, obverse Antiochos VII diademed head right, horn like lock of hair above ear, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY (on right) EYEPΓETOY (on left), Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, A inner left, K inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
GS29553. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 649, Newell SMA 299, SNG Spaer 1875, gVF, weight 16.120 g, maximum diameter 28.3 mm, die axis 0o, obverse Antiochos VII diademed head right, horn like lock of hair above ear, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY (on right) EYEPΓETOY (on left), Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, M inner left, K inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VII Philometor, 116 - 101 B.C.

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When Ariarathes VII Philometor was a child under the regency of his mother Laodice, Cappadocia was seized by King Nicomedes III of Bithynia, who then married Laodice. Laodice's brother King Mithridates VI of Pontus soon expelled Nicomedes and the restored the Cappadocian throne to Ariarathes VII. When Ariarathes VII learned that his father's assassin was under Mithridates' protection (Mithridates had arranged the murder), he prepared for war. Before the battle, the King of Pontus had him killed and put his own son Ariarathes IX on the Cappadocian throne.
SH64037. Silver drachm, Mørkholm Cappadocia I 1b; Simonetta Collection 16b; Simonetta 7b; BMC Galatia p. 36, 4; SNG Cop 784; SNGvA 6291; SNG Berry 1325, gVF, a few small scratches, weight 3.983 g, maximum diameter 17.9 mm, die axis 0o, C mint, 107 - 106 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY ΦIΛOMHTPOΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike right in extended right offering wreath, spear and grounded shield in left, monograms inner left and right; I (year 10) in exergue; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VI Epiphanes, 129 - 116 B.C.

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Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator was a child at his succession. His mother, Nysa, reputedly poisoned his five older brothers to assume power as his regent. After she was assassinated for her crime, Ariarathes' maternal uncle King Mithridates V of Pontus asserted some control over the country by marrying Ariarathes to his first daughter, Laodice. Determined to transform Cappadocia in a satellite of Pontus, Mithridates VI had Ariarathes murdered. On his death the kingdom was briefly ruled by Laodice, but was then seized by her son-in-law King Nicomedes III of Bithynia, who then married her. Nicomedes III was soon expelled by Mithridates VI, who placed Ariarathes VII upon the throne.
GS64038. Silver drachm, Simonetta Collection 10, Simonetta 3 var (K inner right right), Mørkholm Cappadocia I 4b var (same), SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, BMC Galatia -, gVF, weight 4.138 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 0o, A mint, 129 - 128 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike right offering wreath in extended right, spear and grounded shield in left, M inner left; A (year 1) in exergue; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V Eusebes, 163 - 130 B.C.

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Ariarathes V Eusebes is considered to have been the greatest of the Kings of Cappadocia. He was distinguished by his excellence of character and his cultivation of philosophy and the arts. Allied with Rome, according to Livy, he was educated there. When his throne was taken, Rome restored it to him. He died in fighting in support of Rome against Aristonicus of Pergamum.
GS64040. Silver drachm, Simonetta 15; BMC Galatia p. 33, 10; SNGvA 6274; SNG Cop 655; Simonetta Collection 23 var (HP ligate vice H), gVF, weight 4.144 g, maximum diameter 20.48 mm, die axis 0o, 131 - 130 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike left in extended right crowning name with wreath, spear and grounded shield in left, H outer left, ∆ outer right, ΓΛ (year 33) in exergue; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
GS26767. Silver tetradrachm, cf. Houghton II 654 (ligate AY's described as A) and Newell SMA 295 (same), SNG Spaer -, gVF, grainy, weight 16.302 g, maximum diameter 28.6 mm, die axis 0o, obverse Antiochos VII diademed head right, horn like lock of hair above ear, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY (on right) EYEPΓETOY (on left), Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / ligate AY left, ligate AY inner left, K inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
GS26752. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 655 (same dies), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, gVF, weight 16.157 g, maximum diameter 28.8 mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, A inner left, Γ inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; scarce; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VI Epiphanes, 129 - 116 B.C.

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Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator was a child at his succession. His mother, Nysa, reputedly poisoned his five older brothers to assume power as his regent. After she was assassinated for her crime, Ariarathes' maternal uncle King Mithridates V of Pontus asserted some control over the country by marrying Ariarathes to his first daughter, Laodice. Determined to transform Cappadocia in a satellite of Pontus, Mithridates VI had Ariarathes murdered. On his death the kingdom was briefly ruled by Laodice, but was then seized by her son-in-law King Nicomedes III of Bithynia, who then married her. Nicomedes III was soon expelled by Mithridates VI, who placed Ariarathes VII upon the throne.
GS64036. Silver drachm, cf. Simonetta 23, Mørkholm Cappadocia I 4b, Simonetta Collection 38, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, SNG FItzwilliam -, BMC Galatia -, VF, weight 4.169 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 315o, C mint, 120 - 119 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike left in extended right crowning name with wreath, palm frond and grounded shield in left, monogram outer right; AI (year 11) below; apparently unpublished monogram variant; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VII Philometor, 116 - 101 B.C.

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When Ariarathes VII Philometor was a child under the regency of his mother Laodice, Cappadocia was seized by King Nicomedes III of Bithynia, who then married Laodice. Laodice's brother King Mithridates VI of Pontus soon expelled Nicomedes and the restored the Cappadocian throne to Ariarathes VII. When Ariarathes VII learned that his father's assassin was under Mithridates' protection (Mithridates had arranged the murder), he prepared for war. Before the battle, the King of Pontus had him killed and put his own son Ariarathes IX on the Cappadocian throne.
GS64039. Silver drachm, Mørkholm Cappadocia I 1b; Simonetta Collection 16b; Simonetta 7b; BMC Galatia p. 36, 4; SNG Cop 784; SNGvA 6291; SNG Berry 1325, gVF, uneven toning on reverse, weight 4.123 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 0o, C mint, 107 - 106 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY ΦIΛOMHTPOΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike right offering wreath in extended right, spear and grounded shield in left, monograms inner left and right; I (year 10) in exergue; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
GS26756. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 653 (same obverse die), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, EF, soft strike area, weight 16.390 g, maximum diameter 27.9 mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, ligate O∆ inner left, K inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
GS26757. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 656 (different dies), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, gVF, weight 16.385 g, maximum diameter 28.5 mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, A inner left, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; scarce; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
GS26763. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 655 (different dies), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, gVF, weight 16.289 g, maximum diameter 28.6 mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, A inner left, Γ inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; scarce; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
SH26768. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 651 ff. (different dies), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, gVF, weight 16.491 g, maximum diameter 29.5 mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, ligate O∆ inner left, K inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. He notes, "This issue is one of the few Cappadocian imitations that does not precisely mirror the controls of a royal Cappadocian drachm."
GS30021. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 2050(3), VF, weight 15.999 g, maximum diameter 28.7 mm, die axis 0o, obverse Antiochos VII diademed head right, horn like lock of hair above ear, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY (on right) EYEPΓETOY (on left), Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, TI inner left, O/M inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; scarce; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52 - 42 B.C.

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Ariobarzanes III was an ally of Pompey, but after their defeat Julius Caesar received him well and kept his position. He later refused to aid Cassius. Caesar's assassins declared him a traitor, invaded Cappadocia and executed him.
GS17291. Silver drachm, Simonetta Collection 6b; Simonetta 4a; BMC Galatia p. 42, 5; SNGvA -; SNG Cop -; SNG FItzwilliam -, aEF, weight 3.651 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, die axis 0o, Eusebeia mint, 42 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY EYΣEBOYΣ KAI ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike right offering wreath in extended right, separ and grounded shield in left, star in crescent lower inner left, AI (year 11) upper inner right; SOLD


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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
SH27137. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 651 ff. (different dies), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, VF, weight 16.392 g, maximum diameter 29.0 mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, ligate O∆ inner left, K inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; flat areas, die rust, a few pits; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V Eusebes, 163 - 130 B.C.

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Ariarathes V Eusebes is considered to have been the greatest of the Kings of Cappadocia. He was distinguished by his excellence of character and his cultivation of philosophy and the arts. Allied with Rome, according to Livy, he was educated there. When his throne was taken, Rome restored it to him. He died in fighting in support of Rome against Aristonicus of Pergamum.
GS64041. Silver drachm, SNG Cop 644; SNGvA 6270; Simonetta Collection 21 (Ariarathes IV); Simonetta 13b (Ariarathes IV); BMC Galatia p. 31, 5 (Ariarathes IV), VF, nice portrait, weight 4.205 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 0o, 131 - 130 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike left in extended right crowning name with wreath, spear and grounded shield in left, monograms outer left, inner left, and outer right, ΓΛ (year 33) in exergue; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
SH26769. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 651 (same obv die) and 653 (same reverse die), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, gVF, weight 16.202 g, maximum diameter 29.9 mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, ligate O∆ inner left, K inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, 130 - 116 B.C.

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GS31751. Silver drachm, Simonetta 30, attractive VF, toned, weight 4.070 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaca/Eusebia mint, c. 121 - 120 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, holds Nike crowning King's name, spear and shield, monogram inner left, monograms outer right, date I (year 10) in ex; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
GS26751. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 651 ff. (different dies), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, VF, weight 16.158 g, maximum diameter 30.7 mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, ligate O∆ inner left, K inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes IV Eusebes Philopator, 220 - 163 B.C.

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GS40036. Silver drachm, Simonetta p. 24, 23b; SNG Cop supp. 688- 696; SGCV II 7286, VF, weight 4.292 g, maximum diameter 18.4 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaca mint, c. 131 - 130 B.C.; obverse middle-aged and diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, looking left, holds Nike crowning King's name, spear and shield, monogram inner left, monograms in outer fields, ΓΛ (year 33) in ex; nice style, some light scratches on reverse; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52 - 42 B.C.

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Ariobarzanes was an ally of Pompey, but after their defeat Julius Caesar received him well and kept his position. He later refused to aid Cassius. Caesar's assassins declared him a traitor, invaded Cappadocia and executed him.
GS17295. Silver drachm, Simonetta 3d; Simonetta Collection 4; BMC Galatia p. 42, 3 var (monogram); SNGvA 6326 var (same); SRCV II 7304; SNG Cop -; SNG FItzwilliam -, VF, weight 3.791 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaka or Eusebeia mint, 42 B.C.; obverse diademed head right, with short wavy hair and beard; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY EYΣEBOYΣ KAI ΦIΛOPΩM IA, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike right offering wreath in extended right, spear and grounded shield in left, star in crescent with horns up inner lower left, monogram upper inner right, IA in exergue; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator, 163 - 130 B.C.

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Ariarathes V Eusebes is considered to have been the greatest of the Kings of Cappadocia. He was distinguished by his excellence of character and his cultivation of philosophy and the arts. Allied with Rome, according to Livy, he was educated there. When his throne was taken, Rome restored it to him. He died in fighting in support of Rome against Aristonicus of Pergamum.
GS68799. Silver drachm, Simonetta Collection 11a, Simonetta 23.8a, SNG Cop supp. 673 - 678, SNGvA 6272, VF, high relief portrait, weight 4.181 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 0o, Eusebeia-Mazaca(?) mint, 133 - 132 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike in right crowning King's name, spear and shield in left, monograms in inner and outer left and outer right fields, AΛ (year 31) in ex; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52 - 42 B.C.

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Ariobarzanes III was an ally of Pompey, but after their defeat Julius Caesar received him well and kept his position. He later refused to aid Cassius. Caesar's assassins declared him a traitor, invaded Cappadocia and executed him.
GS64442. Silver drachm, Simonetta Collection 6b; Simonetta 4a; BMC Galatia p. 42, 5; Cohen DCA 462, SNGvA -; SNG Cop -; SNG FItzwilliam -, VF, toned, weight 3.343 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 45o, Mazaka or Eusebeia mint, 42 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY EYΣEBOYΣ KAI ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike right offering wreath in extended right, separ and grounded shield in left, star in crescent lower inner left, AI (year 11) upper inner right; ex Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Collection; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52 - 42 B.C.

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Ariobarzanes was an ally of Pompey, but after their defeat Julius Caesar received him well and kept his position. He later refused to aid Cassius. Caesar's assassins declared him a traitor, invaded Cappadocia and executed him.
GS17296. Silver drachm, Simonetta 3a ff. var (monogram right); BMC Galatia p. 42, 3 var (same); Simonetta Collection 4 var (same), SGCV II 7304 var (same), SNGvA 6326 (same), gVF, flat strike area, weight 3.770 g, maximum diameter 15.8 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaka or Eusebeia mint, 42 B.C.; obverse diademed head right, with short hair and beard; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY EYΣEBOYΣ KAI ΦIΛOPΩM, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike right offering wreath in extended right, spear and grounded shield in left, star in crescent lower inner left, nothing right, IA (year 11) in exergue; apparently unpublished with noting inner right but perhaps the monogram is just unstruck due to a filled die; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96 - 63 B.C.

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Ariobarzanes I was a Cappadocian nobleman of obscure Persian descent. After the Roman Senate rejected the claims of Ariarathes IX, he was made king through a vote of Cappadocian citizens and with the support of the Roman consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla. He ruled a kingdom that was a Roman protectorate but was removed three separate times by Mithridates before not only securing but actually increasing his lands under Pompey in the Third Mithridatic War. He abdicated to make way for the rule of his son Ariobarzanes II.
GS82503. Silver drachm, Simonetta 5; BMC Galatia p. 39, 1, VF, weight 4.025 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaka or Eusebeia mint, 94 - 93 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY, Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding Nike, shield and spear, ΘM inner left, E inner right, Γ (year 3) in ex; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII, 138 - 129 B.C.

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
SH27109. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 651 ff. (different dies), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, VF, grainy, weight 15.919 g, maximum diameter 29.4 mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, ligate O∆ inner left, K inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, 101 - 87 B.C.

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Ariarathes IX was one of the many sons of Mithradates VI, which the mighty King of Pontos used as a puppet ruler for Cappadocia. The boy was only 8 years of age when his father assigned him to a task that will eventually claim his life.
GS81483. Silver drachm, SGCV II 7297; BMC Galatia p. 33, 2, VF, toned, weight 3.721 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaca mint, 101 - 100 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, holds Nike, spear and shield, monogram inner left, monogram left, T right, date in exergue; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator, 163 - 130 B.C.

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Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator reigned 33 years, and was perhaps the greatest king of Cappadocia. The year this coin was struck, Ariarathes V fell while supporting Rome against Eumenes III of Pergamum. In return for his contribution to the Romans success in Pergamum, Lycaonia and Cilicia were added to the dominions of the Cappadocian Kingdom.
GS57772. Silver drachm, cf. Simonetta p. 24, 23b (Ariarathes IV); SGCV II 7286, VF, toned, weight 3.712 g, maximum diameter 16.5 mm, die axis 0o, Eusebia mint, 131 - 130 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike in right crowning King's name, grounded spear and shield in left, monograms in inner and outer left fields, ΓΛ (year 33) in ex; SOLD


Caesarea, Cappadocia, Time of Archelaus, King of Cappadocia, c. 36 B.C. - 17 A.D.

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Kayseri, Turkey was originally named Mazaca. It was renamed Eusebia by Ariarathes V Eusebes, King of Cappadocia, 163 - 130 B.C. The last king of Cappadocia, King Archelaus, renamed it "Caesarea in Cappadocia" to honor Caesar Augustus upon his death in 14 A.D. Muslim Arabs slightly modified the name into Kaisariyah, which became Kayseri when the Seljuk Turks took control, c. 1080 A.D.
GB83099. Bronze AE 15, SNGvA 6334, SGCV II 5703, SNG Cop 166 corr. (laureate head/fillets vice lion skin on club), BMC Galatia -, SNG FItzwilliam -,, Choice VF, weight 4.347 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 0o, Cappadocia, Caesarea mint, c. 36 BC. - 17 A.D.; obverse bare-headed bust of Herakles right, lion skin draped over shoulders; reverse EVΣE BEIAΣ, lion skin draped on club, monogram below; rare; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96 - 63 B.C.

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Ariobarzanes I was a Cappadocian nobleman of obscure Persian descent. After the Roman Senate rejected the claims of Ariarathes IX, he was made king through a vote of Cappadocian citizens and with the support of the Roman consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla. He ruled a kingdom that was a Roman protectorate but was removed three separate times by Mithridates before not only securing but actually increasing his lands under Pompey in the Third Mithridatic War. He abdicated to make way for the rule of his son Ariobarzanes II.
GS65273. Silver drachm, Simonetta 19a; BMC Cappadocia p. 39, 8; Simonetta Collection -, VF, weight 3.964 g, maximum diameter 17.1 mm, die axis 0o, 83 - 82 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZZANOY ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike extending wreath in right, grounded shield and spear behind, ∆I monogram inner left, I∆ (year 14) below; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VI Epiphanes, 129 - 116 B.C.

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Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator was a child at his succession. His mother, Nysa, reputedly poisoned his five older brothers to assume power as his regent. After she was assassinated for her crime, Ariarathes' maternal uncle King Mithridates V of Pontus asserted some control over the country by marrying Ariarathes to his first daughter, Laodice. Determined to transform Cappadocia in a satellite of Pontus, Mithridates VI had Ariarathes murdered. On his death the kingdom was briefly ruled by Laodice, but was then seized by her son-in-law King Nicomedes III of Bithynia, who then married her. Nicomedes III was soon expelled by Mithridates VI, who placed Ariarathes VII upon the throne.
GS64444. Silver drachm, Simonetta Collection 46; Simonetta 27a; Mørkholm Cappadocia I 6; BMC Galatia p. 35, 7; SNG Cop 714; SNGvA 6286; SNG FItzwilliam -, VF, toned, some scratches, weight 4.121 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 0o, A mint, 116 - 115 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike left in extended right crowning name with wreath, spear and grounded shield in left, A outer left, ∆ outer right, EI (year 15) in exergue; SOLD


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Ariarathes VIII Epiphanes was the second son of Ariarathes VI of Cappadocia and wife Laodice of Cappadocia. He ascended to the throne when the Cappadocian nobleman rebelled against his maternal uncle, King Mithridates VI of Pontus and his son, the puppet King Ariarathes IX of Cappadocia. He was driven out of the kingdom by Mithridates VI, and shortly afterwards died a natural death.
GS72838. Silver drachm, Mørkholm Cappadocia II 5; Simonetta p. 32, 10 (Ariarathes VI); HGC 7 834 (R1), BMC Galatia -, gF, centered, toned, struck with worn dies, small flan crack, weight 3.978 g, maximum diameter 18.0 mm, die axis 0o, Eusebeia under Mount Tauros mint, c. 100 - 99 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ariarathes VIII right, with short hair in tight curls; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike offering wreath in extended right, spear and grounded shield behind in left, T inner lower left, Λ right, Λ (Λ for A, year 1) in exergue; scarce; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, 101 - 87 B.C.

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GS31761. Silver drachm, Simonetta 6a, VF, weight 3.919 g, maximum diameter 16.8 mm, die axis 0o, Eusebia mint, c. 90 - 89 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike holding wreath in right, left hand supports spear and shield, monogram inner left, IB (year 12?) in ex; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VI Epiphanes, 129 - 116 B.C.

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Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator was a child at his succession. His mother, Nysa, reputedly poisoned his five older brothers to assume power as his regent. After she was assassinated for her crime, Ariarathes' maternal uncle King Mithridates V of Pontus asserted some control over the country by marrying Ariarathes to his first daughter, Laodice. Determined to transform Cappadocia in a satellite of Pontus, Mithridates VI had Ariarathes murdered. On his death the kingdom was briefly ruled by Laodice, but was then seized by her son-in-law King Nicomedes III of Bithynia, who then married her. Nicomedes III was soon expelled by Mithridates VI, who placed Ariarathes VII upon the throne.
GS64421. Silver drachm, Simonetta Collection 14; Simonetta 6; Mørkholm Cappadocia I 5; BMC Galatia p. 35, 1; SNG Cop 713; SNGvA -; SNG FItzwilliam -, aVF, toned, weight 3.882 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 0o, A mint, 129 - 128 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike left in extended right crowning name with wreath, spear and grounded shield in left, A outer left, ∆ outer right, A (year 1) in exergue; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VII Philometor, 116 - 101 B.C.

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When Ariarathes VII Philometor was a child under the regency of his mother Laodice, Cappadocia was seized by King Nicomedes III of Bithynia, who then married Laodice. Laodice's brother King Mithridates VI of Pontus soon expelled Nicomedes and the restored the Cappadocian throne to Ariarathes VII. When Ariarathes VII learned that his father's assassin was under Mithridates' protection (Mithridates had arranged the murder), he prepared for war. Before the battle, the King of Pontus had him killed and put his own son Ariarathes IX on the Cappadocian throne.
SH64446. Silver drachm, Mørkholm Cappadocia I 3; Simonetta Collection 11; Simonetta 3; SNG Cop 765; SNGvA 6288; SNG FItzwilliam -; BMC Galatia -, aVF, toned, weight 3.982 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 0o, 110 - 109 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY ΦIΛOMHTPOΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike right in extended right offering wreath, spear and grounded shield in left, O/M inner left, Λ inner right; Z (year 7) below; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VIII Eusebes Epiphanes, c. 100 - 95 B.C.

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Ariarathes VIII Epiphanes was the second son of Ariarathes VI of Cappadocia and wife Laodice of Cappadocia. He ascended to the throne when the Cappadocian nobleman rebelled against his maternal uncle, King Mithridates VI of Pontus and his son, the puppet King Ariarathes IX of Cappadocia. He was driven out of the kingdom by Mithridates VI, and shortly afterwards died a natural death.
GS43587. Silver drachm, Mørkholm Cappadocia II 6; HGC 7 835 (S); cf. Simonetta p. 28, 25 (Ariarathes V, year 5); BMC Galatia -, F, toned, weight 3.704 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 0o, Eusebeia under Mount Tauros mint, c. 99 - 98 B.C.; obverse diademed head of Ariarathes VIII right, with short hair in tight curls; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike offering wreath in extended right, spear and grounded shield behind in left, T inner lower left, Λ right, B (year 2) in exergue; scarce; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52 - 42 B.C.

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Ariobarzanes III was an ally of Pompey, but after their defeat Julius Caesar received him well and kept his position. He later refused to aid Cassius. Caesar's assassins declared him a traitor, invaded Cappadocia and executed him.
GS64440. Silver drachm, Simonetta 3a; BMC Galatia p. 42, 4; SNGvA 6326; SGCV II 7304; Simonetta Collection 4 var (monogram, noted); SNG Cop -; SNG FItzwilliam -, F, toned, weight 3.788 g, maximum diameter 16.5 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaka or Eusebeia mint, 42 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY EYΣEBOYΣ KAI ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike right in extended right offering wreath, spear and grounded shield in left, star in crescent lower inner left, monogram inner right, IA (year 11) below (off flan); ex Elvira Clain-Stefanelli Collection; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96 - 63 B.C.

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Ariobarzanes I was a Cappadocian nobleman of obscure Persian descent. After the Roman Senate rejected the claims of Ariarathes IX, he was made king through a vote of Cappadocian citizens and with the support of the Roman consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla. He ruled a kingdom that was a Roman protectorate but was removed three separate times by Mithridates before not only securing but actually increasing his lands under Pompey in the Third Mithridatic War. He abdicated to make way for the rule of his son Ariobarzanes II.
GS64452. Silver drachm, Simonetta Collection 61; Simonetta 45a; BMC Galatia p. 40, 22; SNG Cop 156; SNGvA -, SNG FItzwilliam -, VF, toned, weight 3.823 g, maximum diameter 17.7 mm, die axis 0o, 67 - 66 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEοΣ APIOBAPZAN ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike left in extending right crowning name with wreath, grounded shield and spear in left, ΓA monogram inner left, ΛA (year 31) below; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator, 163 - 130 B.C.

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Ariarathes V Eusebes is considered to have been the greatest of the Kings of Cappadocia. He was distinguished by his excellence of character and his cultivation of philosophy and the arts. Allied with Rome, according to Livy, he was educated there. When his throne was taken, Rome restored it to him. He died in fighting in support of Rome against Aristonicus of Pergamum.
GS18520. Silver drachm, SGCV II 7286, VF, weight 4.094 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 0o, c. 131 - 130 B.C.; obverse middle-aged and diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike crowning King's name in extended right, spear and shield in left, monogram inner left, T outer left, X outer right, ΓΛ in ex; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96 - 63 B.C.

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Although the date is off flan, the control letters or official's initials ΓA were used only in years 30 - 32.
GS57652. Silver drachm, Simonetta 44 - 46 (years 30 - 32); BMC Galatia p. 40, 21 - 22 (years 30 - 31); Cohen DCA 460, aVF, weight 3.108 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaka or Eusebeia mint, 68 - 65 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY ΦIΛOPΩMAIOY, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike extending wreath in right, grounded shield and spear in left, ΓA monogram inner left, date (off flan) below; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Archalaus Philopatris Ktistes, c. 36 B.C. - 17 A.D.

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GS80314. Silver drachm, SGCV II 7307, attractive F, weight 2.918 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 0o, Eusebia mint, 6 - 7 A.D.; obverse diademed head right; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APXEΛAOY ΦIΛOΠATPIΛOΣ TOY KTIΣTOY around large club, M - B (year 42) either side; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoropater, 52 - 42 B.C.

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Ariobarzanes III was an ally of Pompey, but after their defeat Julius Caesar received him well and kept his position. He later refused to aid Cassius. Caesar's assassins declared him a traitor, invaded Cappadocia and executed him.
GS64408. Silver drachm, SNGvA 6326 (same dies); Simonetta 3a; BMC Galatia p. 42, 4; SGCV II 7304; Simonetta Collection 4 var (monogram, noted); SNG Cop -; SNG FItzwilliam -, F, toned, weight 4.179 g, maximum diameter 15.41 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaka or Eusebeia mint, 42 B.C.; obverse diademed head right, with short hair and beard; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY EYΣEBOYΣ KAI ΦIΛOPΩM, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike offering wreath in right hand, spear and grounded shield behind in left, star in crescent lower inner left, monogram inner right, IA (year 11) in exergue; SOLD


Eusebeia (Caesarea), Cappadocian Kingdom, Civic Coinage, Reign of Archelaus, c. 36 B.C. - 17 A.D.

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The city of Caesarea, Cappadocia was originally called Mazaca. To honor Ariathes V, the city was renamed Eusebeia, hence the reverse inscription on this coin. The city finally became known as Caesarea sometime toward the end of Archelaus' reign.
GB83209. Bronze AE 15, SNG Cop 168 var (Φ on reverse); BMC Galatia p. 46, 9 var (same), aVF, weight 2.445 g, maximum diameter 15.5 mm, die axis 0o, Cappadocia, Caesarea mint, c. 36 BC. - 17 A.D.; obverse turreted head of Tyche right; reverse EUSEBEIAS, palm branch, monogram right, Φ left; rare; SOLD


Caesarea, Cappadocia, Time of Archelaus, Kingdom of Cappadocia, c. 36 B.C. - 17 A.D.

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GB83346. Bronze AE 24, SNG Cop 169, BMC Galatia p. 45, 7, F, weight 6.686 g, maximum diameter 23.8 mm, die axis 0o, Cappadocia, Caesarea mint, c. 36 BC. - 17 A.D.; obverse turreted bust of Tyche right; reverse EVΣE BEIAΣ, filleted cornucopia; rare; SOLD


Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII, 138 - 129 B.C.

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Oliver Hoover, in Coins of the Seleucid Empire from the Collection of Arthur Houghton, attributes this type to the Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C. The symbols were used on Cappadocian royal coinage, the coins are found in Cappadocian hoards and a tetradrachm naming the Cappadocian King Ariarathes VII Philometor (116 - 99 B.C.) bears the obverse portrait of Antiochus VII. He notes they may have been struck to pay foreign (Syrian?) mercenaries who preferred the types of Antiochus VII.
SH26760. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 652 (same reverse die), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, gVF, weight 16.147 g, maximum diameter 29.0 mm, die axis 0o, posthumous, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Athena standing left, Nike in right, spear and shield in left, ligate ∆I / A left, ligate O∆ inner left, K inner right, Nike crowns epithet, laurel wreath border; SOLD








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REFERENCES

Cohen, E. Dated Coins of Antiquity: A comprehensive catalogue of the coins and how their numbers came about. (Lancaster, PA, 2011).
Mørkholm, O. "The Coinages of Ariarathes VI and Arirathes VII of Cappadocia" in SNR 57 (1978).
Mørkholm, O. "The Coinages of Ariarathes VIII and Arirathes IX of Cappadocia" in Essays Robinson.
Sear, D. Greek Coins and Their Values, Volume 2, Asia and Africa. (London, 1979).
Simonetta, B. The Coins of the Cappadocian Kings. Typos II. (Fribourg, 1977).
Simonetta, A.M. The coinage of the Cappadocian kings: a revision and a catalogue of the Simonetta Collection. Parthica 9. (2007).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Denmark, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum, Volume 7: Cyprus to India. (West Milford, NJ, 1982).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Denmark, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum, Supplement, Acquisitions 1942-1996. (Vastervik, 2002).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Deutschland, Sammlung Hans Von Aulock, Vol. 3: Pisidia, Lycaonia, Cilicia, Galatia, Cappadocia, etc.. (Berlin, 1964).
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume IV, Fitzwilliam Museum, Leake and General Collections, Part 7: Asia Minor: Lycia-Cappadocia. (London, 1967).
Wroth, W. A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Galatia, Cappadocia, and Syria. (London, 1899).

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