Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes VII, 116-101 BC, Tetradrachm
16.48g. SNR 57 1978, The coinages of Ariarathes VI and Ariarathes VII of Cappadocia by O. Morkholm pi. 42 #14. Obverse: Diademed head of king right within fillet border. Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΑΡΕΘΟΥ ΦΙΛΑΟΜΗΤΟΡΟΣ, Athena standing left holding hand spear and shield decorated with large Medusa head in her left hand, on extended right hand, Nike is turned right with wreath, king's name in three vertical lines, ΔI monogram above A in outer left field, O in inner left field, Λ in inner right field, all within laurel wreath border.
Extremely rare and important Hellenistic portrait. Beautifully centered and well struck. Extremely Fine (1)