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Drachm of Kingdom of Armenia with bust of Tigranes II

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Obverse: Bust of Tigranes to right, in Armenian tiara, on the side of which, star between eagles. Border of dots. Reverse: Tyche of Antioch seated to right, holding sheaf of wheat in her right hand. The river Orontes swims at her feet. Inscription in Greek in left and right fields,...

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Provenance

By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 100.-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 62–61 B.C.

Mint

Artaxata, Armenia (Kingdom)

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 294.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1191

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins