KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 15.53 g, 1 h), Tigranokerta, circa 80-68. Draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with comet star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - TIΓPANOY The Tyche of Tigranokerta seated right on rock, holding long palm frond in her right hand; below, river-god Araxes swimming right; on rock, monogram; in field to right, monogram of AP; all within wreath. Kovacs 74.1. SCADA group 1. A sharply struck example with a splendid portrait. Thin flan crack, otherwise, good very fine.
From an important collection of Armenian coins, ex Leu Web Auction 2, 3 December 2017, 304.
|Price realized||8'000 CHF|
|Starting price||750 CHF|