Ariarathes IX; AR Drachm; head of Ariarathes/Athena
Description: Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator (101 - 87 BC). AR Drachm, RY 5 (96/95 BC). Diademed head of Ariarathes right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ APIAPAΘOV EVΣEBOYΣ; Athena standing left holding Nike, shield and spear; monogram in left, T in right field, E (date) in ex.
Diameter: AR18 mm
Weight: 4 g
Attribution: SG 7297v
Commentary: good patina with light contrasting sandy surfaces, minor scratch on reverse
History: Ariarathes IX was made the king of Cappadocia by his father, Mithridates VI of Pontos.
Article Number: 011-01-06-41652