A tetradrachm of Tigranes II with an excellent portrait
Lot 305
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 26 mm, 15.91 g, 2 h), Antiochia on the Orontes. Draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed Armenian tiara decorated with comet star between two eagles. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - [TI]ΓPAN[OY] Tyche of Antioch seated right on rock, holding long laurel branch in her right hand; below, river-god Orontes swimming right; on rock, monogram; in right field, Φ; all within wreath. AC 34. CAA 20. SCADA Group 3. A very attractive example with an excellent portrait. The reverse struck somewhat off center, otherwise, good very fine.
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500 CHF
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1400 CHF
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Closing time: 03-Dec-17, 16:32:30 CEST
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