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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 987. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $2400. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of ARMENIA. Tigranes II, the Great. 95-56 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.83 g, 1h). Antioch mint. Draped bust right, wearing tiara with star and eagles; two-pellet points on tiara / BASILEWS TIGRANOU, Tyche of Antioch seated right on rock, holding branch; below, river-god Orontes swimming right; monogram on rock. Nercessian Group 6 (A56); CAA 33 (same obv. die as plate coin); AC 33. Good VF, small flan flaw and die break on obverse, slight die shift on reverse. ($1500)