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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.
Click for a larger photo 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.
Click for a larger photo 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 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.
Click for a larger photo 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.
Click for a larger photo 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.
Click for a larger photo 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.
SH26753. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 649, SNG Spaer 1875, Newell SMA 299, nice VF, weight 16.193 g, maximum diameter 28.7 mm, die axis 0o, Cappadocian royal mint, 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 holding 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.
Click for a larger photo 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, 138 - 129 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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.
SH23706. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 642 (same dies), SNG Spaer 1855, Newell SMA 282, gVF, weight 16.451 g, maximum diameter 30.2 mm, die axis 0o, 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, Nike extends wreath into laurel wreath border; SOLD

Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII
Click for a larger photo 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.
Click for a larger photo 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.
Click for a larger photo 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.
Click for a larger photo 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
Click for a larger photo 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.
GS26762. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 654 (same obverse die), Newell SMA 295, SNG Spaer -, VF, weight 16.337 g, maximum diameter 29.7 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 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
Click for a larger photo 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
Click for a larger photo 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.
GS24859. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 642 ff., SNG Spaer 1855, Newell SMA 282, gVF, toned, weight 16.595 g, maximum diameter 29.5 mm, die axis 0o, 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, Nike extends wreath into laurel wreath border; SOLD

Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII
Click for a larger photo 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.
GS24862. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 644 (same dies), SNG Spaer 1855, Newell SMA 282, VF, weight 16.416 g, maximum diameter 28.3 mm, die axis 0o, 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, Nike extends wreath into laurel wreath border; SOLD

Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII
Click for a larger photo 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, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII, 138 - 129 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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.
SH26759. Silver tetradrachm, cf. Houghton II 654 (ligate AY's described as A) and Newell SMA 295 (same), SNG Spaer -, VF, edge flaw, weight 16.519 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 / 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
Click for a larger photo 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.
GS26761. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 654 (same obverse die), Newell SMA 295, SNG Spaer -, VF, weight 16.220 g, maximum diameter 28.5 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, Ariarathes VI Epiphanes, 129 - 116 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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.
Click for a larger photo 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
Click for a larger photo 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
Click for a larger photo 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
Click for a larger photo 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.
GS26758. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 652 (same obverse die), SNG Spaer -, Newell SMA -, VF, weight 16.232 g, maximum diameter 29.2 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
Click for a larger photo 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
Click for a larger photo 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
Click for a larger photo 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.
Click for a larger photo 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

Click for a larger photo 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, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII
Click for a larger photo 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.
GS26750. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 649, SNG Spaer 1875, Newell SMA 299, gVF, weight 15.884 g, maximum diameter 29.3 mm, die axis 45o, Cappadocian royal mint, 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 holding 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.
Click for a larger photo 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.
SH23707. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 642 ff., SNG Spaer 1855, Newell SMA 282, VF, weight 16.337 g, maximum diameter 27.7 mm, die axis 0o, obverse diademed head of the Seleukid King Antiochos VII right, fillet border; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEPΓETOY, Athena standing left holding Nike, spear and shield, ∆I monogram above A left, Nike extends wreath into laurel wreath border; SOLD

Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII
Click for a larger photo 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.
GS24861. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 642 ff., SNG Spaer 1855, Newell SMA 282, VF, scratches, toned, weight 16.560 g, maximum diameter 27.9 mm, die axis 0o, 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, Nike extends wreath into laurel wreath border; price reduced to Forum's cost; SOLD

Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V Eusebes, 163 - 130 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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
Click for a larger photo 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, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII
Click for a larger photo 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.
GS27115. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 649, Newell SMA 299, SNG Spaer 1875, VF, frosty areas, weight 15.947 g, maximum diameter 29.5 mm, die axis 45o, 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
Click for a larger photo 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.
GS27142. Silver tetradrachm, cf. Houghton II 654 (ligate AY's described as A) and Newell SMA 295 (same), SNG Spaer -, VF, weight 15.825 g, maximum diameter 29.2 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; grainy; 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
Click for a larger photo 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.
Click for a larger photo 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, SRCV II 7304 var, VF, weight 3.791 g, maximum diameter 15.4 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaka or Eusebeia mint, 42 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; 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 left, monogram right; SOLD

Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator, 163 - 130 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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.
Click for a larger photo 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; SNGvA -; SNG Cop -; SNG FItzwilliam -, VF, toned, weight 3.343 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 45o, 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, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII
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SH23708. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 642 ff., SNG Spaer 1855, Newell SMA 282, aEF, weight 16.610 g, maximum diameter 27.3 mm, die axis 0o, 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, Nike extends wreath into laurel wreath border; SOLD

Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52 - 42 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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.
GS17293. Silver drachm, SRCV II 7304 var, VF, weight 3.651 g, maximum diameter 17.8 mm, die axis 0o, Mazaka or Eusebeia mint, 42 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; 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 left, monogram right; SOLD

Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52 - 42 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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, SGCV II 7304 var, gVF, flat strike area, weight 3.770 g, maximum diameter 15.8 mm, die axis 0o, Eusebeia mint, 42 B.C.; obverse diademed head right; 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 left; SOLD

Lot of 3 Silver Drachms from Cappadocia
Click for a larger photo Ariarathes V, 163 - 130 B.C., AR drachm, (4.19g) Middle-aged head right/ Athena standing, Year 33 below, S 7286, VF

Ariarathes V, 163 - 130 B.C., AR drachm, (4.11g) Middle-aged head right / Athena standing, Year 33 below, S 7286, VF, broad flan.

Ariobarzanes I, 95 - 63 B.C., AR drachm, (4.03g) Diademed youthful head right / Athena standing, head left, S 7300, Toned VF.
LT25772. Silver lot, 3 Drachms from Cappadocia, VF, actual coins in the photo, only one lot available; SOLD

Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V Eusebes Philopator, 163 - 130 B.C.
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GS31748. Silver drachm, SGCV II 7286, VF, scratches, weight 3.967 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 0o, c. 131 - 130 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 fields, ΓΛ (year 33) in ex; nice style; SOLD

Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96 - 63 B.C.
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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.
Click for a larger photo 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.
Click for a larger photo 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 A in ex; SOLD

Cappadocian Kingdom, c. 130 - 80 B.C.; In the Name of the Seleukid King, Antiochus VII, 138 - 129 B.C.
Click for a larger photo 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.
SH26766. Silver tetradrachm, Houghton II 649, SNG Spaer 1875, Newell SMA 299, VF, weight 16.062 g, maximum diameter 29.9 mm, die axis 45o, Cappadocian royal mint, 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 holding 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



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