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Ariarathes IX Medallion
£4,250 – £4,700
Authentic ancient silver coin pendant of Ariarathes IX Eusebes Philopator minted circa 101-87 B.C. (Cappadocian Kingdom) set in 18K yellow gold with amethyst disc.
Handmade in Rome.
The Cappadocian Kingdom was established after the death of Alexander. The Ariarathes dynasty used political alliances to maintain rule, however, Cappadocia eventually became a battleground for the conflicts between the Kingdom of Pontus and the Roman Empire. When Mithridates placed his own candidate on the throne, the Roman Senate declared that the administration of Cappadocia should be placed in the hands of the people, and removed him. It seems, however, the Senate didn’t actually mean the Cappadocian people. In 17 A.D., Rome established the Provincia Cappadocia, ruled by a Roman procurator.
- Ancient silver coin
- 18K Yellow Gold
- Due to the unique process of hand carving coins in ancient times, there may be a few stylistic differences from the image shown.
- This piece is provided with a certificate of authenticity.
- Disc Ø 30mm
- Coin Ø 21mm
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