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Drachm of Kingdom of Cappadocia with head of Ariarathes V

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Obverse: Diademed head of Ariarathes V to right. Reverse: Athena standing left, spear and shield in left hand, Nike holding wreath on right hand. In field at left: monogram; at right and in exergue: Greek letters. Inscription in Greek. The Greek gamma in the exergue stands for the year 3.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule to MFA, December 19, 1984

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule III in the Name of Cornelius Adrian Comstock Vermeule

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 163–130 B.C.

Mint

Cappadocia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 18.5 mm. Weight: 4.09 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1984.808

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins