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Cappadocia, Ariarathes V (c.163-130 BC) AR Drachm NGC VF

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Why add this (c.163-130 BC) Cappadocia, Ariarathes V AR Drachm to your collection?

Considered by some historians to be the greatest king in the history of Cappadocia, Ariarathes V was known for cultivating liberal arts and philosophy. He was also reputed to be a man of exceptional character. A loyal Greek, he was honored by Athenians with citizenship. Struck from silver, this AR Drachma provides a unique connection with this ancient leader and the area that he led.

Historic Ariarathes V Design

The obverse features a right--side portrait of Ariarathes V. He is depicted with long hair, and his head fills this face.

Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom and warfare, stands on the reverse with a military helmet on her head. She holds a long javelin in her left hand and a Nike with her right while leaning on a shield, which is placed on the ground. Inscriptions in Greek are included to the left and right, as well as below the image.

Well Preserved VF

This coin earned a Very Fine grade from the team at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). To be certified Very Fine, a coin must retain moderate design detail and have sharp digits and letters.

Don't miss your chance to own this AR (c.163-130 BC) Cappadocia, Ariarathes V Drachm.


Year of Issue:c.163-130 BC
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:VF
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