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Drachm of Kingdom of Cappadocia with head of Ariarathes IV

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Obverse: Head of Ariarathes IV to right, wearing a diadem with long fillet ends. Reverse: Sthena standing left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, girdled chiton and aegis; on extended right hand, Nike crowning king's name with wreath; left lowered, resting on upright shield with Gorgoneion,...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 188–187 B.C.


Cappadocia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2146.


Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.20 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Numismatics, Coins