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Drachm of Kingdom of Cappadocia with head of Ariobarzanes I

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Obverse: Diademed head of Ariobarzanes I to right. Reverse: Athena standing to left, spear and shield in left hand, on right, Nike holding wreath. At left: monogram. Greek letters at right and in exergue, the latter indicating the year 2. Inscription in Greek.

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, 95–62 B.C.

Mint

Cappadocia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 3.95 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1984.813

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins