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Ariarathes Eusebes


Coin of Ariarathes Eusebes Ariarathes Eusebes (c.100-c.88; died 86): son of Mithridates VI of Pontus, king of Cappadocia.

Son of Mithridates VI of Pontus
Successor of: Ariarathes VII Philometor

Main deeds:

  • 101: After the death of his nephew Ariarathes VII Philometor, Mithridates seeks to rule Cappadocia through his son Ariarathes Eusebes.
  • Six times, he is made king, but never gains control of Cappadocia
  • c.96: insurrection of Ariathes VIII
  • c.96: election of Ariobarzanes I Philoromaeus
  • 88: Final repulsion
  • 86: Killed in action during the First Mithridatic War.
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