ARIARATHES VII 105BC Cappacian Kingdom Ancient Silver Greek Coin Athena i38601
ARIARATHES VII 105BC Cappacian Kingdom Ancient Silver Greek Coin Athena i38601
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ARIARATHES VII 105BC Cappacian Kingdom Ancient Silver Greek Coin Athena i38601

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Item: i38601
 
Authentic Ancient

Greek Coin of Cappadocian Kingdom
Ariarathes VII, Philometor - King: 116-101 B.C.
Siler Drachm 18mm (3.68 grams) Struck year 12 of reign, 105/104 B.C.

Reference: Sear 7292
His young diademed head right.
Athena standing left, holding Nike right, spear and shield; on right, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ; on left, APIAPAΘOY; in exergue, ΦΙΛΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ / IB (year 12 = 105/104 B.C.; M in field to left; K in field to right.

Son of Arirathes VI, this young monarch had a most troubled reign during which his kingdom was dominated by the neighboring states of Bithynia and Pontos. Eventually he was murdered by Mithradates VI of Pontos who placed his own son on the Cappadocian throne.

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Athena or Athene (Latin: Minerva), also referred to as Pallas Athena, is the goddess of war, civilization, wisdom, strength, strategy, crafts, justice and skill in Greek mythology. Minerva, Athena's Roman Athena with the cistaincarnation, embodies similar attributes. Athena is also a shrewd companion of heroes and the goddess of heroic endeavour. She is the virgin patron of Athens. The Athenians built the Parthenon on the Acropolis of her namesake city, Athens, in her honour (Athena Parthenos). Athena's cult as the patron of Athens seems to have existed from the earliest times and was so persistent that archaic myths about her were recast to adapt to cultural changes. In her role as a protector of the city (polis), many people throughout the Greek world worshiped Athena as Athena Polias ("Athena of the city"). Athens and Athena bear etymologically connected names.


Ariarathes VII Philometor (Ancient Greek: Ἀριαράθης Φιλομήτωρ, Ariaráthēs Philomḗtōr; reigned in 116–101 BC or 111–100 BC), King of Cappadocia, was the first son of King Ariarathes VI of Cappadocia and his wife Laodice of Cappadocia. Ariarathes VII had an older sister called Nysa and a younger brother called Ariarathes VIII of Cappadocia.

In his first years he reigned under the regency of his mother Laodice, the eldest sister of the King Mithridates VI of Pontus. During this period the kingdom was seized by King Nicomedes III of Bithynia, who married Laodice. Nicomedes III was soon expelled by Mithridates VI, who restored upon the throne Ariarathes VII; but when the latter objected to his father's assassin and ally of Mithridates VI, Gordius, the King of Pontus had him killed and put in his place a son of his, Ariarathes IX of Cappadocia.


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Listing TypeGallery Listing
Listing ID#155212585
Start TimeWed 01 Mar 2017 11:47:32 (EST)
Close TimeThu 12 Oct 2017 11:34:28 (EST)
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