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Cappadocia, Ariarathes X (c.42-36 BC) AR Drachm NGC Ch.VF

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Why order this Ariarathes X Cappadocia, (c.42-36 BC) AR Drachm?

Ariarathes X of Cappadocia provides a fascinating and telling look at power in the ancient world. He was born to royal parents, King Ariobarzanes II of Cappadocia and Queen Athenais. He had both Greek and Persian ancestry and came to power after his brother Ariobarzanes III Philoromaios, was killed. Ariarathes X met a similar fate when he was removed and executed by Mark Antony. This coin, which bears his effigy, was struck during his short reign.

Powerful Ariarathes X Design

The obverse features Ariarathes X in right-side profile. The young ruler has a beard and wears a diadem. The ruler appears somber, fully aware of the danger in which his position put him.

The reverse features a common theme from the coinage of Cappadocia, Athena standing with Nike on her outstretched arm. Athena was the goddess of wisdom and warfare, while Nike was t he goddess of Victory. A trophy is also included below. Greek inscriptions are also included on this face.

Beautifully Preserved VF

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) awarded this coin the adjectival grade Very Fine. To receive that grade, a coin must retain moderate design detail and sharp digits and letters.

Don't miss your chance to own this (c.42-36 BC) Cappadocia, Ariarathes X AR Drachm.


Year of Issue:c.42-36 BC
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Ch VF