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Ariarathes VI Epiphanes


Coin of Ariarathes VI Epiphanes Ariarathes VI Epiphanes (131/130-116 or 111): king of Cappadocia.

Son of Ariarathes V Philopator and Nysa
Married to: Laodice (sister of Mithridates VI of Pontus)
Children: Ariarathes VII Philometor, Ariarathes VIII
Successor of: Ariarathes V Philopator

Main deeds:

  • 130: Succeeds his father
  • War against Mithridates V Euergetes of Pontus
  • To end the war, Ariarathes marries his enemy's sister Laodice
  • She becomes very powerful in Cappadocia and appears to have behind the assassination of her husband by Gordius
  • Her son Ariarathes VII Philometor is the next king; Laodice is his regent
Succeeded by: Ariarathes VII Philometor
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