Tetradrachm of Kingdom of Armenia with bust of Tigranes II
Late Hellenistic Period
about 95–56 B.C.
Mint: Armenia (Kingdom), Antioch
Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 2194.
Diameter: 25 mm. Weight: 15.95 gm.
Medium or Technique
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins (Gallery 212C)
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.
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)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund