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ID:     81000565
Type:     Ancient East
Region:     ARMENIA
City:     Artaxiad Dynasty
Issuer:     Tigranes II, The Great
Date Ruled:     95-56 BC
Metal:     Silver
Denomination:     Tetradrachm
Weight:     15.72 g
Die Axis:     1 h
Obverse Description:     Draped bust right, wearing tiara with star and eagles
Reverse Description:     Tyche of Antioch seated right on rock, holding branch; below, river-god Orontes swimming right; monogram to inner right and on rock; all within wreath
Mint:     Antioch
Primary Reference:     SCADA Group 1 (A14/P118b - this coin, illustrated) = Y.T. Nercessian, “A Small Hoard of Tigranes II the Great Tetradrachms” in ANJ XXVIII/4 (December 2002), dies A13/P100c (this coin)
Reference2:     CAA 17
Reference3:     AC 31
Photograph Credit:     Classical Numismatic Group
Grade:     Good VF, light porosity.
Notes:     Sale: CNG 81, Lot: 565 From the Norman Frank Collection. Ex Pegasi VIII (29 April 2003), lot 171.