|Ariobarzanes, King of Pontus
(-By 240 BCE)
Ariobarzanes, King of Pontus
- Died: Between 258 and 240 B.C.E.
[During] the struggle to reach the Euxine Sea, the Mithridatids achieved a great success — in the 260s BC Ariobarzanes, son and successor of Mithridates I, managed to get possession of the city of Amastria, an important harbour on the coast, which Heraclea Pontica was also eager to have (Memn. XVI). This city was in fact given away to Pontus by Eumenes, brother of Philetaerus, presumably as a result of a rapprochement between the Mithridatids and Pergamum. 1
Ariobarzanes married . . . . . . .
1 New Perspectives in Seleucid History, Archaeology and Numismatics: Studies in Honor of Getzel M. Cohen, Roland Oetjen (ed.), 2019: The Pontic Kingdoms and the Seleucids, by Sergey Saprykin, p. 228.