Ancient Coinage of Cappadocia, Kings, Ariobarzanes I


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BMC 1Ariobarzanes I. Philoromaios. 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. 4.25g. Dated Year 3. Diademed young head of the king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY to right and left, ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY below, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. Θ on M-E across fields. Date Γ in ex. BMC 1; SNG Cop Suppl. 926; Simonetta 5.TextImage
BMC 3Ariobarzanes I Philoromaeus, King of Cappadocia. 95-62 BC. Eusebeia mint. Dated Year 6 (90-89 BC). Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMHOY to right, left and beneath Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield at her side. T in left field, date ς in exergue. BMC 3; Hoover HGC 848; Simonetta 8. TextImage
BMC 5Ariobarzanes I of Cappadocia, AR Drachm, 95-63 BC. 17mm, 4.19 g. Dated year 13 = 83-82 BC. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. ΠA monogram in left field, M in right field, date IΓ in exergue. BMC 5; Simonetta 11; Hoover 846.TextImage
BMC 6Ariobarzanes I of Cappadocia, AR Drachm, 95-63 BC. 4.14 g. Dated year 13. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. ANΡ monogram in left field, date IΓ in exergue. BMC 6; Simonetta 9; Hunter 7.TextImage
BMC 10Kingdom of Cappadocia, Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios AR Drachm. 95-62 BC. Diademed bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. QM monogram in left field, date IE in exergue. TextImage
BMC 13Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm, 3.99 gr, 18.09 mm. Cappadocia. 95-62 BC. Diademed, middle-aged head of Ariobarzanes I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. OTA-like monogram in left field, date KD (Year 24) below. BMC 13; SNG Cop -; SNG v. Aulock 6323; cf Sear 7300-7302.TextImage
BMC 18Ariobarzanes I. Philoromaios. 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. 17mm, 4.31g. Dated Year 29. Diademed, mature head of the king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY to right and left, ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY below, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. TM monogram in left field. Date ΘK in ex. BMC 18; Simonetta 40a.TextImage
BMC 21Ariobarzanes I. Philoromaios. 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. 17mm, 4.18 g. Dated Year 30. Diademed, elderly head of the king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY to right and left, ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY below, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. ΓA monogram in left field. Date Λ in ex. BMC 21; Simonetta 44a.TextImage
BMC 22Ariobarzanes I. Philoromaios. 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. 17mm, 4.26 g. Dated Year 31. Diademed, elderly head of the king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY to right and left, ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY below, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. ΓA monogram in left field. Date AΛ in ex. BMC 22; Simonetta 45a.TextImage
Hoover HGC 848.3Ariobarzanes I of Cappadocia, AR Drachm, 95-63 BC. 3.70 g. Dated year 3. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. T in left field, date Γ in exergue. Hoover HGC 848-3; cf. Simonetta 5 (year); BMC 3 var (ditto).TextImage
Mionnet IV, 53Kingdom of Cappadocia, Ariobarzanes I, AR Drachm. 3.77 gr, 18.23 mm. 95-63 BC. Dated year 34. Diademed head of Ariobarzanes right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. ΓA to left, date ΔΛ in exergue. Mionnet IV, 53; Sear 7300-7303.TextImage
Mionnet Supp. VII, 19Ariobarzanes I of Cappadocia, AR Drachm, 95-63 BC. 18 mm, 3.97 g. Dated year 3. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. ΠAΡ in left field, vO monogram in right field, date Γ in exergue. Mionnet Supp. VII, 19.TextImage
Simonetta 4aAriobarzanes I of Cappadocia, AR Drachm, 95-63 BC. 4.05 g. Dated year 2. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. Θ over M in left field, E in right field, date B in exergue. Simonetta 4a; SNG von Aulock 6315 (this coin).TextImage
Simonetta 13cAriobarzanes I of Cappadocia, AR Drachm, 95-63 BC. 4.11 g. Dated year 13. Diademed head of king right (small head type) / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. AΡ monogram in left field, date IΓ in exergue. Simonetta 13c; SNG von Aulock 6315 (this coin); Mionnet Supp. VII, 20.TextImage
Simonetta 13c (2)Ariobarzanes I. Philoromaios. 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. 4.25g. Dated Year 13. 18mm, 4.11 g. Diademed, mature head of the king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY to right and left, ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY below, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. AΡ monogram in left field. Date IΓ in ex. Simonetta 13c (2); Hoover 849.TextImage
Simonetta 19bAriobarzanes I. Philoromaios. 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. 17mm, 3.9g. Dated Year 14. Diademed, mature head of the king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY to right and left, ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY below, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. oNΔ monogram in left field. Date IΔ in ex. Simonetta 19b; slight monogram var of BMC 8.TextImage
Simonetta 16bAriobarzanes I of Cappadocia, AR Drachm, 95-63 BC. 18.5 mm, 3.88 g. Dated year 13 (83-82 BC). Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. A over N in left field, date IΓ in exergue. Simonetta 16b.TextImage
Simonetta 26 varAriobarzanes I. Philoromaios. 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. 17mm, 4.15 g. Dated Year 16. Diademed, mature head of the king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY to right and left, ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY below, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. T in left field. (Date IΣ in ex., off flan). Simonetta 26 var (no A in right field).TextImage
Simonetta 28Ariobarzanes I of Cappadocia, AR Drachm, 95-63 BC. 4.14 g. Dated year 21. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. ΡXΛT monogram in left field, date KA in exergue. Simonetta 28; Hunter 10.TextImage
Simonetta 36aAriobarzanes I. Philoromaios. 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. 17mm, 3.91g. Dated Year 28. Diademed, mature head of the king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY to right and left, ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY below, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. ΡEΛ monogram in left field. (Date KE in ex, off flan). Simonetta 36a.TextImage
Simonetta 38dAriobarzanes I of Cappadocia, AR Drachm, 95-63 BC. 15.5 mm, 3.88 g. Dated year 28. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. VAT monogram in left field, date KH in exergue. Simonetta 38d; Mionnet IV, 45.TextImage
Simonetta 38d (2)Ariobarzanes I. Philoromaios. 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. 17mm, 4.18 g. Dated Year 28. Diademed, mature head of the king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY to right and left, ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY below, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. VAT monogram in left field. Date KH in ex. Simonetta 38d.TextImage
Simonetta 40cAriobarzanes I. Philoromaios. 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. 17mm, 3.70g. Dated Year 29. Diademed, mature head of the king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY to right and left, ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY below, Athena standing left, holding Nike, spear and shield. ΡM monogram in left field. Date ΘK in ex. Simonetta 40c.TextImage
Simonetta 44cAriobarzanes I of Cappadocia, AR Drachm, 95-63 BC. Dated year 30, 3.83g. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. ΠA monogram in left field, Λ in exergue. Simonetta ("Typos II") 44c; Tekin, Tire Museum hoard 16-18; Mionnet IV, 48.TextImage
SNG Cop 154Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm, 4.08 gr, 16.42 mm. Cappadocia. 95-62 BC. Diademed, middle-aged head of Ariobarzanes I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. MT-like monogram in left field. SNG Cop. 154; BMC 17; Mionnet IV, 46; cf Sear 7300-7302.TextImage
SNG Cop 160Cappadocia, Kings. Ariobarzanes I. 95-63 BC. AR Drachm (3.78 gm). Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. VAT monogram in left field, date KH in exergue. Simonetta 38d; Mionnet IV, 45. TextImage
Sear #7300Kingdom of Cappadocia, Ariobarzanes I, 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. Diademed youthful head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. ς in exergue = year 6 = 90/89 BC.
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Sear #7301Kingdom of Cappadocia, Ariobarzanes I, 95-63 BC, AR Drachm. Diademed head of king right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. ΓA monogram in left field. Illegible date in exergue.
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Sear #7302Kingdom of Cappadocia, Ariobarzanes I Philoromaios AR Drachm. 95-62 BC. Diademed bust right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIOBAΡZANOY ΦIΛOΡΩMAIOY, Athena standing left holding Nike and spear, resting left hand on shield. TextImage
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