Drachm of Kingdom of Armenia with bust of Tigranes II

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
62–61 B.C.


Mint: Armenia (Kingdom), Artaxata

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek Coins, 1950-1963 (MFA), no. 294.

Dimensions

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 4.10 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

61.1191

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Tigranes to right, in Armenian tiara, on the side of which, star between eagles.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Tyche of Antioch seated to right, holding sheaf of wheat in her right hand. The river Orontes swims at her feet.
Inscriptions in left and right fields, downwards, and in right field.

Provenance

By 1961: with Hesperia Art, 2219 St. James Place, Philadelphia 3, Pa.; December 13, 1961: purchased by MFA from Hesperia Art for $ 100.-.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour