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CNG 111, Lot: 302. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of ARMENIA. Tigranes II ‘the Great’. 95-56 BC. AR Tetradrachm (27mm, 15.13 g, 12h). Official imitation struck under Antiochos I of Commagene. Samosata mint(?). Struck circa 69-56 BC. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing tiara decorated with star between two eagles / Tyche of Antioch seated right on rock, holding laurel branch; below, river-god Orontes swimming right; monogram to inner right; all within wreath. Kovacs 123; SCADA Group 6, dies A48/P5; M&D 49; CAA 24–5 and 40–1; AC 35. VF, toned, some porosity, a few marks, light deposits.

From the Johnson Family Collection, purchased 27 November 1968.