Kings of Cappadocia. Ariarate IX (c. 95 a.C.). Argento Drachm, Eusebeia-Mazaka mint, dated 89/8 B.C. - Portrait of Mithridates VI Eupator

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Kings of Cappadocia. Ariarate IX (c. 95 a.C.). Argento Drachm, Eusebeia-Mazaka mint, dated 89/8 B.C. - Portrait of Mithridates VI Eupator
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In year 13 the portrait on the drachms of Ariarathes IX from Mint B resembles that of his father Mithradates VI Eupator, and not that of Ariarathes IX. The first Mithridatic war has started and as a reaction to this event it is possible that Mithradates had his portrait placed upon the coinage as a more overt pronouncement of his rule over the Cappadocians via his son.

Kings of Cappadocia. AR Drachm. Ariarathes IX, Eusebeia-Mazaka mint (Mint B), dated 89/8 B.C (RY 13).

17.5mm; 3.8g.

Obverse: Diademed head right, with Mithradatic style portrait
Reverse: Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram in inner left field, IΓ (date) in exergue.

Reference: Simonetta, Coins 7-10 var. (monogram); HGC 7, 845; DCA 459.

Good very fine, attractive portrait.

See photos for further impression.

Dettagli lotto
Cultura/regione
Kings of Cappadocia
Sovrano/epoca
Ariarate IX (c. 95 a.C.)
Metallo
Argento
Valore
Drachm
Anno / Periodo e altre specifiche
Eusebeia-Mazaka mint, dated 89/8 B.C. - Portrait of Mithridates VI Eupator
Condizioni
Non certificato
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