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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 988. Estimate $1500. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $1600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of ARMENIA. Tigranes II, the Great. 95-56 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.86 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; A on rock. Nercessian Group 10 (A67/P3; this coin listed as specimen a); CAA 28 (same obv. die as plate coin); AC -. Good VF, lightly toned, area of weak strike. ($1500)

From the John F. Sullivan Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group XX (25 March 1992), lot 172.