Asia Minor Coins - Photo Gallery

Ancient Greek and Roman coins from Asia Minor


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(BC 36-AD 17) Archelaos - Drachm148 viewsArchelaos Philopatris Ktistes, 36 BC-17 AD. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.72g, 1h). Dated RY 42 (AD 5/6). Diademed head right; fillet border / Club; M-B (date) across field. Good VF, lightly toned. Harlick Coll., purchased in 2006 from F. Kovacs. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica P (5/2005), lot 1581.
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(BC 36-AD 17) Archelaus - AE 23832 viewsArchelaus, 36 BC-17 AD. AE23 (8.51g). Head of Herakles right / ΕΥΣΕ-ΒΕΙΑΣ, tetrastyle temple with three figures on pediment; date KE (=Year 25 = 12/11 BC) in exergue. Very fine.

Archelaus was elevated to the Cappadocian throne by Marc Antony, where he reigned for over half a century.
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(BC 52-42) Ariobarzanes III - Drachm606 viewsAriobarzanes III, Eusebes Philoromaios, 52-42 BC. AR Drachm (4.18g). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡZΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜ, Athena holding Nike standing left, monogram to right, star and crescent to left. About EF.
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(BC 52-42) Ariobarzanes III - Drachm323 viewsAriobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52-42 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.80g). Dated RY 9 (43 BC). Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; star in crescent to inner left, monogram to inner right, Θ (date) in exergue. VF.
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(BC 52-42) Ariobarzanes III - Drachm297 viewsAriobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, 52-42 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.55g, 12h). Dated RY 11 (41 BC). Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; to left, star above crescent; monogram to right. Good VF, lightly toned. N. Frank Coll.; ex CNG 55 (9/2000), lot 645.

Ariobarzanes was a grandson of Mithradates VI of Pontos and adopted the Pontic royal symbol of the star above crescent for his coins.
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(BC 63-52) Ariobarzanes II - Drachm408 viewsAriobarzanes II Philopator, 63-52 BC. AR Drachm (16mm, 3.80g, 12h). Mint A (Eusebeia-Mazaka). Dated RY 8 (55 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡZΑΝΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΥ, Athena Nikephoros standing left; H (date) in exergue. Good VF, iridescent toning. Rare in this condition.

Coins of Ariobarzanes II are rare in the Cappadocian series, and are typically found poorly struck or struck on poor metal. The engraving also usually appears to have been done in haste, perhaps reflecting his issues were struck in a time of expediency. His father’s coinage (Ariobarzanes I) was plentiful, and are the most common Cappadocian coins found today. It is possible that so much was in circulation during his son’s reign that Ariobarzanes II’s issues were relatively small.
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(BC 96-63) Ariobarzanes I - Drachm609 viewsAriobarzanes I, Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. AR Drachm (4.05g, 12h), dated year 2 (95/94 BC). Diadememed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡZΑΝΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ, Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield and spear, Θ - Ε flanking her, Β (date) in exergue. High relief, lightly toned, EF. Ex Bank Leu AG, Auc. 33 (5/1983, Zurich), lot 408.
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(BC 96-63) Ariobarzanes I - Drachm475 viewsAriobarzanes I Philoromaios, ca 96-63 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.09g), dated RY 2 (94/3 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield set on ground, spear leaning against arm; T-Λ across field, B (date) in exergue. VF, iridescent toning, light scratch. Strickhausen Coll.
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(BC 96-63) Ariobarzanes I - Drachm368 viewsAriobarzanes I Philoromaios, 96-63 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.19g, 1h). Dated RY 14 (83/2 BC). Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding spear and round shield, both set on ground; monogram to inner left, EP to inner right; IΔ (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Drachm506 views(4.06g, 12h). Dated Year 4 (98/97 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing half-left, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left; Δ (date) in exergue. Lightly toned, EF. Ex Sternberg Auc. 17 (5/1986, Zurich), lot 182.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Drachm409 viewsAriarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, ca 100-85 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.07g), dated RY 4 (97/6 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield set on ground, spear leaning against arm; monogram in inner left field, D (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned. Strickhausen Coll.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Drachm372 viewsAriarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, ca 100-85 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.01g), dated RY 5 (96/5 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield set on ground, spear leaning against arm; monogram in inner left field, E (date) in exergue. Good VF, lightly toned. Excellent style for issue. Strickhausen Coll.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Drachm352 viewsAriarathes IX Eusebes Philopator, ca 100-85 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.05g), dated RY 5 (96/5 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield set on ground, spear leaning against arm; monogram in inner left field, E (date) in exergue. VF, lightly toned, light scratches. Strickhausen Coll.; Ex CNG XXVII (9/1993), lot 698; Brauer Coll., Numismatic Fine Arts (10/1988), lot 368.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Tetradrachm451 viewsAriarathes IX, Eusebes Philopator, 101-87 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.24g). Dated Year 2 (100/99 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ, B (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned, small area of flatness on the obverse. Very rare. Drewry Coll.; ex CNG 54 (6/2000), lot 760.
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Tetradrachm452 viewsAriarathes IX, Eusebes Philopator, 101-87 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.21g, 1h). Mint A (Eusebia-Mazaka [Caesarea]). Dated RY 2 (100/99 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing half-left, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left; B (date) in exergue. Good VF, toned. Drewry Coll. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XXV (11/1990), lot 182; von Aulock Collection, 6300; Abruzzi 1954 Hoard (IGCH 2056).
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(BC 101-87) Ariarathes IX - Tetradrachm665 viewsAriarathes IX, 101-87 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.62g). Year 213 (85/84 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ above, ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ below, Pegasos grazing left; star and crescent to left, monogram to right; all within a border of cable and grape leaves. EF. Rare, only 14 specimens of 2 die combinations listed by De Callatay, 7 of which are in permanent museum collections.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Drachm402 viewsAriarathes VII, 116-101 BC. AR Drachm (4.04g). Eusebeia Tyana mint, dated year 9 (108/7 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left; OM monogram to left, Λ to right, Θ (date) in exergue. Good VF.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Drachm348 viewsAriarathes VII, 116-101 BC. AR Drachm (4.04g). Eusebeia Tyana mint, dated year 8 (109/8 BC). Diademed head right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left; monogram to left, H (date) in exergue. VF.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Drachm426 viewsAriarathes VII Philometor, ca 112/0-100 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.24g), dated RY 8 (108/7 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike and resting hand on shield set on ground, spear leaning against arm; O/M monogram - Λ across field, H (date) in exergue. VF, toned, light scratches. Strickhausen Coll.; Ex CNG 37 (3/1996), lot 598; Ambassador Eric von Post Collection.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Tetradrachm557 viewsAriarathes VII Philometoros, 116-101 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.58g), struck ca 116 BC in Eusebeia Tyana. Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding spear in left hand, which rests on round shield adorned with gorgoneion; on her right hand, Nike crowns the epithet Philometor with wreath; O - Λ; all within olive wreath. Extremely rare. Extremely fine.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Tetradrachm525 viewsAriarathes VII, 116-101 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.44g), Eusebeia-Tyana mint. Diademed head of Antiochos VII of Syria right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand, shield and spear in left; monograms in outer left field, O-Λ across field; all within wreath. EF. Unique.
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(BC 116-101) Ariarathes VII - Tetradrachm513 viewsAriarathes VII Philometoros, 116-101 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.47g), Eusebeia Tyana mint. Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding spear in left hand, which rests on round shield adorned with gorgoneion; on her right hand, Nike crowns the epithet Philometor with wreath; O - Λ; all within olive wreath. Extremely rare. Toned, EF.
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(BC 130-112/0) Ariarathes VI - Drachm555 viewsAriarathes VI Epiphanes, ca 130-112/0 BC. AR Drachm (4.08g, 12h), uncertain mint. Draped bust right, wearing tiara adorned with two (Pontic) stars / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΣ ΘΕΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟ[ΡΟΣ] (APIAPA inverted), Athena seated left, holding laurel wreath in extended right hand, left arm resting on shield set on ground, spear behind; at feet, dog(?) standing left, head right. VF, toned, porous, scuff in field on obverse causing slight wave in flan. Extremely rare, perhaps the third known.
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(BC 130-112/0) Ariarathes VI - Drachm349 viewsAriarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, ca 130-112/0 BC. AR Drachm (18mm, 4.18g, 12h). Mint C (Komana?). Diademed head right, wearing short beard / Athena standing left, holding wreath and palm; monograms to inner left and outer right, I in exergue. VF, lightly toned, a few light marks on obverse. Unpublished with bearded portrait.

The standard depiction is of Athena Nikephoros, but here she holds a wreath and palm rather than Nike and spear. The Cappadocian warrior-goddess Enyo-Ma was their local version of Athena, and Mørkholm thought this rendition of Athena may have been more closely based on the standard depiction of this local goddess, whose temple was at Komana. This unusual depiction only occurred on Mørkholm's issues 3 and 4 at mint C, and he was uncertain of the underlying reason for its appearance. Mint C was apparently established during the reign of Ariarathes VI, most likely due to uncertain military necessities. Although the location of the mint at Komana is not certain, issues of this mint have a metrological affinity with those of mint A (Eusebia-Mazaka [Caesarea]), suggesting a location proximate to the latter.
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(BC 130-112/0) Ariarathes VI Epiphanes - Drachm365 viewsAriarathes VI Epiphanes, 130-112/0 BC. AR Drachm (17mm, 4.19g, 12h). Mint C (Comana?). Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; monogram to outer left, IΓ in exergue. Good VF, scratches on obverse.



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(BC 130-116) Ariarathes VI - Drachm418 viewsAriarathes VI, Epiphanes Philopator, 130-116 BC. AR Drachm (4.12g), Eusebeia Tyana mint, dated year 4 (126/125 BC). Head with band right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ - ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, Athena left, holding spear and shield in left hand, Nike in right; monogram to left, A to right, Δ (date) in exergue. EF.
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(BC 130-116) Ariarathes VI - Obol505 viewsAriarathes VI, Epiphanes, 130-116 BC. AR Obol (0.88g), Mazaka/Eusebeia mint. Bust right, wearing Tiara / Ram left, head turned back; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ. Lighly toned, VF. Very rare.
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(BC 130-116) Ariarathes VI - Obol191 viewsAriarathes VI, Epiphanes, 130-116 BC. AR Obol (0.73g). Bust right, wearing tiara / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ, ram galloping left, head turned back. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 160-156) Orophernes - Tetradrachm477 viewsOrophernes, ca 160-156 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.82g). Diademed head of Orophernes right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΟΡΟΦΕΡΝΟΥ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, Nike standing left, crowning royal name with right hand and holding palm branch in left, in inner left field owl standing three-quarters left on altar above ΜΗΧΡ monogram. Among the greatest rarities of the Hellenistic portraiture. Slight "ghosting" on obverse, lightly toned, aEF.
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(BC 163-130) Ariarathes V - Drachm572 viewsAriarathes V Eusebes Philopator, 163-130 BC. AR Drachm (4.16g, 12h). Year 29 (134/33 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ, ΘΚ (date) in exergue. Lightly toned, EF. Ex Bank Leu AG, Auc 16 (10/1984), lot 282.
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(BC 163-130) Ariarathes V - Drachm336 viewsAriarathes V, Eusebes, Philopator. 163-130 BC. AR Drachm (3.93g). Diademed head right / Athena left with spear and shield holding figure of Nike, T in left field. Interesting and rare barbaric style. Very fine.
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(BC 163-130) Ariarathes V - Drachm312 viewsAriarathes V Eusebes Philopator, ca 163-130 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.33g, 12h). Mint A (Eusebeia-Mazaka). Diademed head right / Athena Nikephoros standing left; monograms to inner left and outer right, ΓΛ in exergue. Good VF, lightly toned.

The attribution of much of the middle Cappadocian series has long been the subject of debate, primarily between B. Simonetta and O. Morkholm. Morkholm's attribtions appear to be more firmly grounded, particularly in hoard studies, and thus his conclusions that the earliest silver drachms are those of Ariarathes V and that the exergual letters on this series are not regnal dates are likely correct. As such, the latest studies and SNGs have attributed this portion of the series following his conclusions.
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(BC 220-130) Ariarathes IV or V - AE 12214 viewsAriarathes IV or V, 220-130 BC. AE12 (1.94g). Head of Artemis left / ΒΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ] ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘ[ΟΥ], Tripod. gVF.
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(BC 220-130) Ariarathes IV or V - AE 17528 viewsAriarathes IV or V, ca 220-130 BC. AE17 (3.31g). Diademed bust of Artemis left, wearing chignon, bow and quiver over shoulder / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ, stag standing left. Fine dark green patina, EF. Very rare. Gutknecht coll.; ex Aufhauser, Munchen, Auc. 9 (1992), lot 211.
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(BC 220-163) Ariarathes IV - AE206 viewsAriarathes IV, 220-163 AD. AE (4.80g, 12h). Eusebeia Tyana. Bust right, wearing Tiara, monogram to left / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ, Athena seated to left with spear and shield, holding Nike in right hand. Very rare. VF.
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(BC 220-163) Ariarathes IV - AE 15123 viewsAriarathes VI Epiphanes Philopator, ca 220-163 BC. AE15 (3.18g, 12h). Eusebeia under Mt. Argaios mint. Draped bust right, wearing diademed crown / Bow in bow case. Near VF, green-brown patina. Rare.
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(BC 220-163) Ariarathes IV - AE 17370 viewsAriarathes IV, 220-163 AD. AE17 (4.83g). Eusebeia Tyana. Bust right, wearing Tiara / [Β]ΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ] / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟ[Υ], Athena seated to left with spear and shield. Very rare. Flat areas, very fine.
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(BC 220-163) Ariarathes IV - Drachm459 viewsAriarathes IV, Eusebes, 220-163 BC. AR Drachm (3.82g). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear, and shield; monograms to left and below, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ - ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ. Toned, about EF.
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(BC 220-163) Ariarathes IV - Drachm547 viewsAriarathes IV, 220-163 BC. AR Drachm (4.18g, 11h). Dated Year 33 (188/87 BC). Diademed head right / Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield and spear; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ, ΓΛ (date) in exergue. EF. Ex Lanz Auc. 102 (5/2001), lot 285 (Ariarathes V; sold DM 425 ($190) + comm).
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(BC 230-220) Ariarathes III - AE478 viewsAriarathes III, 230-220 BC. AE (4.80g), Eusebeia Tyana mint. Head right, wearing Bashlyk / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘ - ΔΣ - ΤΥΑΝΑ, galloping rider right, palm to right. Dark brown patina, EF/VF. Very rare.
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(BC 230-220) Ariarathes III - AE543 viewsAriarathes III, ca 230-220 BC. AE (6.74g), Kybistra mint. Head right, wearing bashlyk / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘ - ΔΣ - [KYBISTRΑ?], galloping rider right, palm to right. Thick green patina, EF.
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(BC 230-220) Ariarathes III - AE177 viewsAriarathes III, ca 230-220 BC. AE (2.48g, 12h), Tyana mint. Bust right, wearing tiara / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ T-YA, goddess standing facing, holding lotus flower and branch; two sphinxes sitting at her feet facing opposite directions. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 230-220) Ariarathes III - AE 171 viewsAriarathes III, ca 230-220 BC. AE (6.89g), Kybistra mint. Head right, wearing bashlyk / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘ - ΔΣ - KYBISTPA, galloping rider right, palm to right.
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(BC 230-220) Ariarathes III - AE176 viewsAriarathes III, 230-220 BC. AE (5.89g), Tyana mint. Head right, wearing tiara / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘ - ΔΣ - ΤΥΑΝΑ, galloping rider right, palm to right. VF. Rare.
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(BC 230-220) Ariarathes III - AE153 viewsAriarathes III, 230-220 BC. AE (3.79g), Tyana mint. Head right, wearing tiara / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘ - ΔΣ - ΤΥΑΝΑ, galloping rider right, palm to right. VF. Rare.
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(BC 230-220) Ariarathes III - AE153 viewsAriarathes III, ca 230-220 BC. AE (5.27g), Tyana mint. Bust right, wearing tiara / ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ T-YA, goddess standing facing, holding lotus flower and branch; two sphinxes sitting at her feet facing opposite directions. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 230-220) Ariarathes III - AE176 viewsAriarathes III, ca 230-220 BC. AE (4.03g), Tyana mint. Turreted head of Tyche right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ - AΡIAΡAΘOΥ. ivy-leaf, ΔΣ-TΥ inside. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 280-230) Ariaramnes I - AE 14453 viewsAriaramnes I, ca 280-230 BC. AE14 (4.24g), possibly Eusebeia or Tyana mint. King's head right, wearing bashlyk / Horse grazing right; monograms above and below. Dark green patina. Extremely rare; possibly one of five specimens known. Good VF.

Ariaramnes ruled independently after acknowledgement by Eumenes of Pergamon and Seleukids.
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(BC 280-230) Ariaramnes I - AE 16405 viewsAriaramnes, ca 280-230 BC. AE16 (2.99g, 4h). Head right wearing bashlyk / Horse grazing right; monograms above and below. VF, black patina, a touch of roughness on obverse. Very rare.
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(BC 280-230) Ariaramnes I - AE 17416 viewsAriaramnes, 280-230 BC. AE17 (4.23g). Head right, wearing Persian headdress (bashlyk) / Horseman with spear right. EF. Very rare.
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(BC 280-230) Ariaramnes I - AE 17155 viewsAriaramnes, ca 280-230 BC. AE18 (4.36g, 12h). Head right wearing bashlyk / ΑΡΙΑΡΑMNΟΥ, Ariaramnes on horse running right, holding spear; uncertain monogram(?) below. VF, dark green patina. Rare.
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(BC 301-280) Ariarathes II - AE 11109 viewsAriarathes II(?), ca 301-280 BC. AE11 (2.23g, 12h). Head left, wearing bashlyk / Archer standing right, drawing bow. VF, dark green patina. Extremely rare.
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(BC 301-280) Ariarathes II - AE 12105 viewsAriarathes II(?), ca 301-280 BC. AE12 (2.0g, 12h). Head left, wearing bashlyk / Archer standing right, drawing bow. VF. Extremely rare.
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(BC 301-280) Ariarathes II - AE 13181 viewsAriarathes II, ca 301-280 BC. AE13 (1.46g, 11h). Head left, wearing bashlyk / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ, Athena standing left, holding spear and shield. Good VF, green patina. Extremely rare, only two examples recorded by Simonetta.
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(BC 301-280) Ariarathes II - AE 13193 viewsAriarathes II, ca 301-280 BC. AE13 (1.9g). Head left, wearing bashlyk / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΑΘΟΥ, Athena standing left, holding spear and shield. VF. Very rare.
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(BC 333-322) Ariarathes I - AE221 viewsAriarathes I, 333-322 BC. AE (1.77g). Ariarathes standing right, in Persian dress, shooting bow / Ibex standing right. VF, green patina. Extremely rare.
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(BC 333-322) Ariarathes I - AE 13299 viewsAriarathes I, 333-322 BC. AE13 (1.70g). Ariarathes standing right, shooting bow / Ibex standing right, Aramaic legend L'RYYN to left. Very rare. Very fine.
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(BC 333-322) Ariarathes I - AE 13176 viewsAriarathes I, 333-322 BC. AE13 (1.82g, 1h). Ariarathes standing right, shooting bow / Ibex standing right. VF, green patina. Very rare. Wagner Coll.
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(BC 333-322) Ariarathes I - Drachm746 viewsAriarathes I, 333-322 BC. AR Drachm (5.04g). Pontos, Gaziura mint. Baal of Gaziura seated left, holding eagle, grain ear and grape cluster in right hand, scepter in left; in Aramaic 'Baal-Gazur' behind (not visible here) / Griffin attacking a kneeling stag left, 'Ariorath' in Aramaic below. VF, light porosity. Rare.
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(BC 333-322) Ariarathes I - Drachm874 viewsAriarathes I, 333-322 BC. AR Drachm (5.19g). Pontos, Gaziura mint. Baal of Gaziura seated left, holding eagle, grain ear and grape cluster in right hand, scepter in left; 'Baal-Gazur' in Aramaic behind / Griffin attacking a kneeling stag left, 'Ariorath' in Aramaic (mostly off flan) below. VF. Rare.
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(BC 333-322) Ariarathes I - Drachm1319 viewsAriarathes I, 333-322 BC. AR Drachm (5.27g). Pontos, Gaziura mint. Baal of Gaziura seated left, holding eagle, grain ear and grape cluster in right hand, scepter in left; in Aramaic 'Baal-Gazur' behind / Griffin attacking a kneeling stag left, 'Ariorath' in Aramaic above. Good VF, light porosity. Very rare. Ex Peus 337 (1993), lot 152.
     
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