Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Armenia with bust of Tigranes II

Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
about 95–56 B.C.


Mint: Armenia (Kingdom), Antioch

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2194.

Dimensions

Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.95 gm.

Accession Number

01.5649

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Within a filleted border, draped bust of Tigranes to right, wearing an Armenian tiara which is decorated with an eight-pointed star between two eagles, and encircled by a royal diadem.
Reverse: Within a laurel wreath Tyche of Antioch seated to right, holding out a palm-branch.
At her feet the personification of the river Orontes, swimming to right.
Inscription in Greek at right and left. Monograms at left and right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 22,142.63 (this figure is the total price for MFA 01.5425-01.5657)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund