KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’, 95-56 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 30 mm, 15.95 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. 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; in inner left field, ✱ / Δ / M; in inner right field, H. Kovacs 76.3 (same dies). Very rare. Minor flan fault on the obverse and with light doubling on the reverse, otherwise, very fine.
From the collection of an Armenian businessman, acquired before 2021, ex Leu 7, 24-25 October 2020, 1320 and previously from an important collection of Armenian coins, Leu 4, 25 May 2019, 326.