Drachm of Kingdom of Cappadocia with head of Ariarathes IV
Mint: Cappadocia (Kingdom)
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2146.
Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 4.20 gm.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Obverse: Head of Ariarathes IV to right, wearing a diadem with long fillet ends.
Reverse: Athena standing left on ground line, wearing crested Corinthian helmet, girdled chiton and aegis; on extended right hand, Nike crowning king’s name with wreath; left lowered, resting on upright shield with Gorgoneion, and holding spear slanting upwards.
I At right, left, and below: inscriptions in Greek and monograms.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund