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Drachm of Kingdom of Cappadocia with head of Ariarathes X

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Obverse: Diademed head of Ariarathes X to right. Reverse: Athena standing holding spear and shield in left hand, Nike on right hand. Trophy in field at left. Monogram at right and Greek letter. Inscription in Greek. (see media screen for Greek inscriptions and monogram)


By 1991: with Frank Sternberg AG, Schanzengasse 10, CH-8001 Zurich, Switzerland (Sternberg auction 25, Hotel Bellerive au Lac, Utoquai 47, Zurich, November 25-26, 1991, lot 165); purchased at auction on behalf of MFA by Mary B. Comstock; gift of Mary B. Comstock to MFA, April 22, 1992

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Gift of Mary B. Comstock

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 38–37 B.C.


Cappadocia (Kingdom)


Diameter: 17.5 mm. Weight: 4.08 gm. Die Axis: 1

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The Ancient World


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