KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 30 mm, 8.25 g, 12 h), Tigranokerta, circa 80-68. Draped bust of Tigranes II to right, wearing five-pointed tiara decorated with a star between two eagles and tied with a diadem. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ - BAΣIΛEΩN / TIΓPANOY The Tyche of Tigranokerta seated right on rock, holding long palm frond in her right hand; below, river-god Araxes swimming right; in fields, Δ-H / A. Kovacs 85. An wonderful piece with a superb portrait and an exceptionally sharp and complete reverse. Extremely fine.
From an important collection of Armenian coins.