Ariarathes VIII King of the Kingdom of Cappadocia from 101 BC to 96 BC.
Ariarathes VIII was the second son of Ariarathes VI of Cappadocia and wife Laodice of Cappadocia.

He ascended to the throne when the Cappadocian nobleman rebelled against his maternal uncle, King Mithridates VI of Pontus and his son, the puppet King Ariarathes IX.

He was speedily driven out of the kingdom by Mithridates VI, and shortly afterwards died a natural death. By the death of these two sons of Ariarathes VI, the royal family was extinct.
Ariarathes VIII
Epithet: Epiphanes ()
An AR Drachm struck 99-98 BC in Eusebeia
Obverse: diademed head right

Reverse: Athena holding spear and Nike, shield at her feet; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / EYΣEBOYΣ, T_Λ / B

Diameter: 18.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.1 g
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Simonetta (2007), 12 (Ariarathes V.)