obolos 12
31 March 2018
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Lot 74
Starting Price: 75 CHF
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
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KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes the Younger, 77/6-66 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 2.34 g, 12 h), first series, Tigranokerta, 77/6-72 BC. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes the Younger to right, wearing five-pointed Armenian tiara decorated with comet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY [ΔHMO] around tripod. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 131 var. Cf. 96 for similar reverse die. An interesting variation of a very rare type; sharp surfaces. Some corrosion on the fields, otherwise, nearly very fine.

From the collection of Yerets’ Kariatin, Switzerland.

This is a problematic issue. The coin looks very close to Kovacs 96 assigned to Tigranes II but the portrait is definitely not of Tigranes the Great but preferably of his son Tigranes the younger. The style of the reverse now, is particularly different from the Kovacs 131 and 157 so it is possible that it was struck not in Tigranokerta but in some other mint.
Current Status
Online bidding closes:
31 Mar 2019 15:37:00 CEST
Current Date & Time:
24 Sep 2021 18:04:32 CEST
Remaining Time:
Closed
Hammer Price:
320 CHF by MailBidder2339 (Bids: 6)

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Lot 74
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes the Younger, 77/6-66 BC. Chalkous (Bronze, 14.5 mm, 2.34 g, 12 h), first series, Tigranokerta, 77/6-72 BC. Diademed and draped bust of Tigranes the Younger to right, wearing five-pointed Armenian tiara decorated with comet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY [ΔHMO] around tripod. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 131 var. Cf. 96 for similar reverse die. An interesting variation of a very rare type; sharp surfaces. Some corrosion on the fields, otherwise, nearly very fine.
Hammer Price: 320 CHF
Lot 75
Starting Price: 75 CHF
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes the Younger, 77/6-66 BC. Dichalkon (Bronze, 18.5 mm, 4.63 g, 1 h), fourth series, Tigranokerta, 69-68 BC. Diademed head of Tigranes the Younger to right wearing five-pointed Armenian tiara decorated with a comet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY ΔHMO Palm. ACV 110 -. CAA -. Kovacs 144. A fine example covered by a pleasant dark green patina. Obverse slightly off center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 300 CHF
Lot 76
Starting Price: 100 CHF
KINGS OF ARMENIA. Tigranes the Younger, 77/6-66 BC. Tetrachalkon (Bronze, 20 mm, 4.99 g, 1 h), fifth series, Tigranokerta, year 7 = 70/69 - 69/68 BC. Diademed head of Tigranes the Younger to right, wearing five-pointed Armenian tiara decorated with a comet. Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY Nike advancing to left, holding wreath with her extended right hand; to outer field, Z in the form of Σ. ACV -. CAA -. Kovacs 145. Rare; brown patina. Some roughness usual for the series, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: No Bids
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