KINGS OF MEDIA-ATROPATENE. Asinnalos, circa 30-? BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 17 mm, 4.90 g, 11 h), Artaxata (?). Draped bust of Asinnalos to right, wearing three-pointed tiara decorated with an annulet (or a wreath?) within raised rectangular design; behind, A. Rev. BAΣIΛE[ΩΣ] - [M]EΓA[ΛOY] - AΣINNA[ΛOY] Nike driving quadriga to right, holding wreath in her right hand and palm frond over her left shoulder; below, N. AC -. Alram 238 (as 'Unbekannter König I') = G. Le Rider: Monnaies Grecques acquises par le Cabinet des Médailles en 1959, in: RN 6, Tome 2 (1959), p. 27, 34. Hunterian III, p. 3 and pl. LXIII, 5 ('Uncertain King'). Kovacs -. Of the highest rarity, one of a very few known examples. An unusually complete example and of great historical interest. Some flan faults, otherwise, very fine.
From an important collection of Armenian coins, ex Gorny & Mosch 236, 7 March 2016, 290.