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Sale: Triton IX, Lot: 989. Estimate $2000. 
Closing Date: Monday, 9 January 2006. 
Sold For $5000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

KINGS of ARMENIA. Tigranes II, the Great. 95-56 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.04 g, 1h). Antioch mint. Draped bust right, wearing tiara with star and eagles; pyramidal points on tiara / BASILEWS TIGRANOU, Tyche of Antioch seated right on rock, holding branch; below, river-god Orontes swimming right; to inner left, star/D/M; H to inner right. Nercessian Group 11 (A69/P8); CAA 29 var. (no star; same obv. die as plate coin); AC 36 (same obv. die as plate coin). Good VF, die break on obverse. ($2000)