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ID number:  BIRBI-G0018
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Maker:  Tigranes II; Antioch?
Denomination:  Tetradrachm
Place made:  Antioch
Culture:  Greek
Date made:  83 BC-69 BC
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  16.10
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Bt. Numismatic Lanf, München, auction 56, 21.v.91, lot 227, through P.D. Whitting Fund (PDWF no. 10).

Description:  Obverse: draped bust of Tigranes r., wearing Armenian tiara ornamented with star between eagles; fillet borders. Reverse: Tyche of Antioch seated r. on rock, holding palm, river-god Orontes swimming at her feet; in field at r. a chalice.

Inscriptions:  Reverse: TIΓΡΑNOY / BAΣIΛEΩΣ (King Tigranes)

Bibliography:  cf. Seaby 7203

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Tigranes II
c. 140 BC
55 BC
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