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Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Armenia with bust of Artavasdes II

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Obverse: Draped bust right of Artavasdes II, wearing Oriental crown on which is an eight-pointed star. Reverse: Quadriga to left. In left field: monogram and Greek letters. Above and below, inscriptions in Greek.

Provenance

By 1982: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (auction 30, Savoy Hotel - Baur en Ville, Zurich, April 28, 1982, lot 201); by 1989: with Numismatic Fine Arts International Inc., 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90067 (auction 22, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, June 1, lot 337); purchased at auction 22 on behalf of MFA by Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; purchased by MFA from Dennis P. Devine, June 21, 1989

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Late Hellenistic Period, 39–38 B.C.

Mint

Armenia (Kingdom)

Dimensions

Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.11 gm. Die Axis: 1

Accession Number

1989.192

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins