Ariobarzanes II of Cappadocia

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Ariobarzanes II
King of
Reign63 BC–62 BC to 51 BC
PredecessorAriobarzanes I of Cappadocia
SuccessorAriobarzanes III of Cappadocia
SpouseAthenais Philostorgos II
IssueAriobarzanes III of Cappadocia
Ariarathes X of Cappadocia
FatherAriobarzanes I of Cappadocia
MotherAthenais Philostorgos I
O: Diademed head of Ariobarzanes II R: Athena holding Nike with wreath and resting hand on shield, spear behind


56? BC

would mean 7th year of reign - 56 BC

Ariobarzanes II, surnamed Philopator, "father-loving", (

Persian and half Greek

Ariobarzanes II married the princess

Mithridates VI of Pontus. He was an ineffective ruler, requiring the aid of Gabinius in 57 BC to ward off his enemies. He was successful in maintaining rule over Cappadocia for approximately eight years before being assassinated by Parthian favorites. By his wife, he had two sons: Ariobarzanes III of Cappadocia and Ariarathes X of Cappadocia
. He was succeeded by his first son.


Preceded by
King of Cappadocia

c. 63 – c. 51 BC
Succeeded by