Ariarathes VI King of the Kingdom of Cappadocia from 130 BC to 116 BC.
Ariarathes VI , was the youngest son of Ariarathes V of Cappadocia and Nysa of Cappadocia, and reigned around 14 years as the King of Cappadocia.

e was a child at his succession, and for this reason the power was kept by his mother, who acted as his regent. At some point his mother seems to have poisoned all of Ariarathes’ five brothers; but the infant king was saved by people loyal to the dynasty and had Nysa killed.

Ariarathes VI
An AR Drachm struck 129-128 BC in Eusebeia | Tyana
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: Athena holding spear and Nike, shield at her feet; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / EΠIΦANOYΣ, M / A

Diameter: 17 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 3.9 g
(mint A)
Simonetta Collection 10, Simonetta 3 var. (K inner right right), Mørkholm Cappadocia I 4b var. (same), SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, BMC Galatia -