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Sale: CNG 61, Lot: 887. Estimate $1000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 September 2002. 
Sold For $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

ARMENIA. Tigranes II. 95-56 BC. AR Drachm (3.76 gm). Year 37 (74 BC). Artaxis mint. Draped bust right wearing tiara with star and eagles; beaded pyramidal points on tiara / BASILE-WS right, BASILEWN TIGRANO[U] left, Tyche of Antioch seated right on rock, holding branch, river-god Orontes below; ZL in field, XK below. Nercessian, "Silver Coins of Tigranes II of Armenia," Armenian Numismatic Journal, Vol. XXVI, pts. 3&4, Group 1 (-/P4a); AC 040. VF, toned, porous. Very rare. ($1000)