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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.


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

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


Armenia (Kingdom)


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

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The Ancient World


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