Kings of Cappadocia, Ariobarzanes I; AR Drachm; Athena
Description: Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariobarzanes I Philoromaeus (96 - 66/3 BC). AR Drachm, Eusebeia under Mount Argaeus, dated Year 27 (69/8 BC). Diademed head of Ariobarzanes I right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡZΑΝΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ; Athena standing left, Nike in right hand, left hand resting on grounded shield, spear behind, XIA monogram in inner left field, ZK (date) below.
Diameter: AR17 mm
Weight: 4,12 g
Grade: gF/gF
Attribution: HGC 7, 846; Simonetta 37b
Commentary: some deposits on edge
History: As a shrewd politician dependend on Rome Ariobarzanes bore a surname Philoromaios - "Friend to the Romans".
Article Number: 044-03-02-44531
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