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Drachm of Cappadocia, Ariarathes VIII

Silver drachm, 18mm, 3.8gm, issued 100/99 BC.

Obv: Diademed head right.

Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIAPAΘOV EVΣEBOVΣ ([B] in ex.), Athena holding Nike and shield and spear, T to left, A to right.

References: see Sear 7297, HGC 7.835, Simonetta 10.

Year 2. Simonetta attributes to Ariarathes V, but Morkholm argues it is Ariarathes IX. Hoover says Ariarathes VIII.

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