Aristion (Person, Concept)

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Aristion (en), Αριστίων (el), Aristion (fr), Aristione (it), Aristion (es), Aristion (de)Additional labels


First magistrate attested in Athens in 98/97 BC [Thompson issue 68]. Later attested as second magistrate in 87/86 BC [Thompson issue 76] together with king Mithradates VI of Pontus. Tyrant of Athens in 88-86 BC: See M. Thompson, The New Style Silver Coinage of Athens (1961) nos. 959-961, 963-989 and nos. 1143-1146 / issues 68 and 76 (pp. 553-554); C. Habicht, Zu den Münzmagistraten der Silberprägung des Neuen Stils, Chiron 21, 1991, pp. 6 and 12 (97/96 BC [issue 68]; the company with Pontic king Mithradates VI Eupator as first magistrate was the main argument in favour of a low chronology of the New-Style-issues); Prosopographia Attica 1737; P. M. Fraser – E. Matthews, A Lexicon of Greek Personal Names II Attica (1994) p. 53 s. v. Aristion, no. 22; H. B. Mattingly, NC 157, 1997, p. 258 and W. Leschhorn, Lexikon der Aufschriften auf griechischen Münzen II (2009) p. 356 s. v. Aristion (98/97 BC [issue 68]).

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