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Sale: Triton V, Lot: 1553. Estimate $4000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $4600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ARMENIA. Tigranes II. 95-56 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.10 gm). Year 38 (73 BC). Artaxis mint. Draped bust right wearing tiara with star and eagles; beaded pyramidal points on tiara / BASILE-W[S] right, BASILEWN TIGRANOU left, Tyche of Antioch seated right on rock, holding branch, river-god Orontes below; ZL in field (very weak), XK below. Nercessian, "Silver Coins of Tigranes II of Armenia," Armenian Numismatic Journal (vol. XXVI, pts. 3&4 [2000]), Group 1 (A3/P2b - this coin illustrated). VF, weak strike on high point. Very rare. ($4000)

Ex Araratian Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Auction 36, 5-6 December 1995), lot 544.