Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Armenia with bust of Artavasdes II
Late Hellenistic Period
Mint: Armenia (Kingdom)
Diameter: 33 mm. Weight: 16.11 gm. Die Axis: 1
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Obverse: Draped bust right of Artavasdes II, wearing Oriental crown on which is an eight-pointed star.
Reverse: Quadriga to left.
In field at left: monogram and Greek letters.
Above and below quadriga: inscription in Greek.
By 1982: with Bank Leu AG, Bahnhofstrasse 32, Zurich, Switzerland (auction 30, Savoy Hotel - Baur en Ville, Zurich, April 28, 1982, lot 201); by 1989: with Numismatic Fine Arts International Inc., 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90067 (auction 22, Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, June 1, lot 337); purchased at auction 22 on behalf of MFA by Dennis P. Devine, 24 Meroke Lane, Rocky Point, New York 11778; purchased by MFA from Dennis P. Devine, June 21, 1989
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour