Ancient Coins of the Artaxiad Dynasty: Tigranes II the Great, 95 - 56 BC

Ancient Armenia. Artaxiad Dynasty. Tigranes II 'the Great". 95-96 BC. Bronze four-chalcoi coin. Draped bust of Tigranes II right, wearing five-pointed Armenian tiara / Tyche seated right on rocks, holding palm branch, at feet, half-lenght figure of river-god swimming right, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. 6.11 gm; 19 mm. ref: CAA 92; AC 51. Nicely struck on a good metal. Excellent portrait! Good style, olive-green earthen patina. #CA2170: $299 SOLD

Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze four-chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Tyche seated right, holding palm frond; below, Orontes swimming right. BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY. ref: CAA 92; AC 51. 19 mm, 6.34 g. VF, dark green patina, light deposits, some cleaning marks. From the Aram Manasaryan Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group (CNG). #CA2002: $275


Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze two or four-chalcoi coin, fantastic counterstamp on obverse! Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara, propeller-shaped counter-punch behind / Tyche seated, holding palm frond. BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY. ref: AC 51. 16 mm, 4.64 g. Fascinating and very rare counter-punch! CA2021: $150


Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze two-chalci coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Cornucopiae, BASILEUS BASILEON TIGRANOY. 16 mm, 4.89 g. ref: AC-93. Overstruck, possibly over tripod type. Excellent portrait! #CA2123: $275 SOLD


Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze one-chalcus coin. His diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara, countermark to left / Nike advancing left, TIGRANOY AG.
Coin 16 mm, 3.64 g. ref: AC-79. Entire piece 18 mm dia. Great portrait. Set into a stunning custom .925 silver bezel. Nice! #CA2124: $325


Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Large bronze four-chalci coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing 4-pointed Armenian tiara / Tyche seated right, holding palm branch; river-god Orontes swimming at her feet, BASILEUS BASILEON TIGRANOY. 22 mm, 5.21 g. ref: AC-59. Overstruck over an Arados, Phoenicia issue of 85-84 BC (BMC-334). Rare! #CA2127: $250



Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Large bronze four-chalci coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Nike advancing left, holding wreath, BASILEUS TIGRANOY. 20 mm, 7.71 g. ref: AC-77. Nice portrait, olive-green patina with earthen deposits. #CA2125: $250


Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze one-chalcus coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Bearded nude Hercules standing, head left, holding lion skin and leaning on club, BASILEUS TIGRANOY. 15 mm, 4.00 g. ref: AC-67. Great reverse, olive-green patina. #CA2126: $150

Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze two-chalci coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Palm-branch straight up, BASILEUS TIGRANOY. 18 mm, 5.50 g. ref: AC-110. Good portrait, olive-green patina. #CA2128: $125



Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze two-chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Herakles-Vahagn standing left, leaning upon club and holding lion skin, BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY; Delta/H flanking. ref: AC 66. 18 mm, 3.50 g. From the Aram Manasaryan Collection, ex-CNG. #CA2007: $150 SOLD


Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze two-chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Herakles-Vahagn standing left, leaning upon club and holding lion skin, BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY; Delta/H flanking. ref: AC 68. 17 mm, 3.87 g. From the Aram Manasaryan Collection, ex-CNG. #CA2006: $150

Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze two-chalcoi coin, Antioch mint. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Cornucopia; monogram and A below. BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY. 13 mm, 3.74 g. ref: CAA 104, AC 93. Near VF, green patina. ex-Aram Manasaryan Collection; ex-CNG. #CA2035: $199



Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze four-chalcoi coin, Antioch mint. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Tyche seated right, holding palm frond; below, Orontes swimming right. BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY. 21 mm, 6.59 g. ref: CAA 92, AC 51. Near VF, dark green patina. ex-Aram Manasaryan Collection; ex-CNG. #CA2034: $199


Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze four-chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Tyche seated right, holding palm frond; below, Orontes swimming right. BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY; Sigma below rock. ref: CAA 92; AC 51. 20 mm, 5.84 g. From the Aram Manasaryan Collection, ex-CNG. #CA2004: $150


Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Huge bronze four-chalcoi coin, Antioch mint. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Tyche seated right, holding palm frond; below, Orontes swimming right. BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY. Big 24 mm, 7.78 g. ref: CAA 92v, AC 58. Near VF, good detail, dark green patina, very hard to photograph! ex-Aram Manasaryan Collection. #CA2050: $199


Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze two-chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Herakles-Vahagn standing left, leaning upon club and holding lion skin, BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY. 20 mm, 4.80 g. ref: AC 66. Ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #CA2119: $90



Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze two-chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Herakles-Vahagn standing left, leaning upon club and holding lion skin, BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY. 17 mm, 4.32 g. ref: AC 66. Good bust. Ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. #CA2118: $125


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC. Bronze Two-Chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara, "A" behind / Nike standing left, holding olive-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. 14 mm, 2.65 g. ref: CAA 115, AC 81. Ex-Los Angeles, CA collection. Dark copper tone. Great detail! #CA2120: $175


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Large copper Two-Chalcoi coin. Bust of Tigranes right, in Armenian tiara / Tyche of Antioch seated rt. upon rock, holding palm-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. 18 mm. Lousy photo.
#TIG667: $75


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Large copper Four-Chalcoi. Bust of Tigranes in Armenian tiara / Herakles standing L. with lion-skin draped over shoulder, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. 21 mm, 7.08 g.
#TIG132: $55


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Copper Two-Chalcoi coin. Bust of Tigranes right, in Armenian tiara / Tyche of Antioch seated rt. upon rock, holding palm-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY.18 mm.
#TIG833: $99



Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC. Copper Two-Chalcoi. Bust of Tigranes in tall Armenian tiara / Herakles standing with lion-skin draped over shoulder, BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY. 16 mm, 2.53 g. #TIG212: $90


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Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Copper Two-Chalcoi coin. Bust of Tigranes right, in Armenian tiara, "A" behind / Nike left, holding olive-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. Nice portrait, deep maroon patina. 15 mm.
#137: $135
SOLD


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Thick two-clalcoi copper coin. Bust of Tigranes right, in Armenian tiara / Nike left, holding olive-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. 12 mm, 4.32 g. Great portrait! #tig9571: $85
SOLD

Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Copper two-clalcoi coin. Bust of Tigranes right, in Armenian tiara / Nike left, holding olive-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. 20 mm, 4.81 g. #tig9592: $50
SOLD


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Copper Two-Chalcoi. Bust of Tigranes in tall Armenian tiara / Herakles standing with lion-skin draped over shoulder, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. 18 mm; 4.8 g. #412: $155
SOLD


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Large copper Four-Chalcoi. Bust of Tigranes in Armenian tiara / Tyche of Antioch seated rt. upon rock, holding palm-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. 22 mm!
#835: $45
SOLD


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Copper Four-Chalcoi coin. Bust of Tigranes right, in Armenian tiara, "A" behind / Nike left, holding olive-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. Nice portrait. #834: $60
SOLD


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Copper Two-Chalcoi. Bust of Tigranes in Armenian tiara / Herakles standing with lion-skin draped over shoulder, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. 18 mm.
#413: $80
SOLD

Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Copper one-Chalcoi coin. Bust of Tigranes in tall Armenian tiara / cornucopia with BASILEWS TIGPANOY in Greek.13 mm diameter, nice portrait and sharp reverse.
#668: $80
SOLD

Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Copper Two-Chalcoi. Bust of Tigranes in tall Armenian tiara / Herakles standing with lion-skin draped over shoulder, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. Nice
detail, excellent portrait of the king! Deep black tone with lovely desert-sand patina not evident in this washed-out photo. 17 mm. #3830: $160
SOLD

Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze four-chalcoi coin, Nisibis mint. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Nike advancing left, holding wreath, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. 17 mm, 6.45 g. ref: CAA 115, AC 81. From the Aram Manasaryan Collection; ex-CNG. Very unusual bust type. #YCA2040: $150 SOLD

Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze two-chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Herakles-Vahagn standing left, leaning upon club and holding lion skin, BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY; Delta to left. ref: AC 66. 18 mm, 3.88 g. From the Aram Manasaryan Collection, ex-CNG. #CA2005: $150 SOLD

Tigranes II ‘the Great’. 95-56 BC. Bronze four-chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Tyche seated right, holding palm frond; below, Orontes swimming right. BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY. ref: AC 51. 19 mm, 6.67 g. From the Aram Manasaryan Collection, ex-CNG. #CA2003: $125 SOLD

Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Copper Two-Chalcoi. Bust of Tigranes in Armenian tiara / Herakles standing with lion-skin draped over shoulder, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. 6.04 g, 17 mm and thick! Coin shot at angle.
#TIG659: $110
SOLD

Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze one-chalcus coin. His diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara, countermark to left / Nike advancing left, TIGRANOY AG. 16 mm, 3.64 g. ref: AC-79. Nice portrait. Set into a stunning custom .925 silver bezel. #CA2124


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Large copper Four-Chalcoi coin. Bust of Tigranes right, in tall Armenian tiara / Nike advancing left, holding olive-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY in Greek. A beautiful, chunky coin with lots of eye appeal. 19 mm diameter and 4 mm thick! Light red to deep olive-green patina. Very nice.
#836: $100
SOLD

Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Four-clalcoi bronze coin. Bust of Tigranes right, in Armenian tiara / Nike left, holding olive-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. Good detail. 21 mm, 6.92 g. #tig8929: $115
SOLD


Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze two-chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Herakles-Vahagn standing left, leaning upon club and holding lion skin, BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY; Delta/H flanking. ref: AC 68. 17 mm, 2.62 g. Excellent detail! #CA2018: $325 SOLD



Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Beautiful bronze four-chalcoi coin. Bust of Tigranes right, in Armenian tiara / Nike left, holding olive-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. Great portrait! Nice relief and contrast not evident in photo. 19 mm, 5.70 g. #tig8907: $225
SOLD

Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze two-chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Herakles-Vahagn standing left, leaning upon club and holding lion skin, BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY; Delta/H flanking. ref: AC 68. 17 mm, 3.82 g. Very nice. Dark patina. #CA2019: $299 SOLD

# #CA2048: SOLD


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Excellent and rare bronze one-chalcoi coin. Bust of Tigranes right, in Armenian tiara ornamented with star and two eagles / Two crossed cornucopiae, BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY. Stellar portrait! Uncleaned, as-found. 14 mm, 2.49 g. #tig8937: $250
SOLD

Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
Large four-clalcoi bronze coin. Bust of Tigranes right, in Armenian tiara / Nike left, holding olive-branch, BASILEWS TIGPANOY. Uncleaned, as-found. Coin better than photo represents. 22 mm, 7.53 g. #tig9561: $110
SOLD


Tigranes II The Great. 95 - 56 BC.
CHOICE copper Four-Chalcoi. Bust of Tigranes in Armenian tiara / Tyche of Antioch seated rt. upon rock, holding palm-branch, BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY. Lovely olive-green glossy patina, nicely centered with great detail. 22 mm, 7.33 g. #tig9700: $275
SOLD



Tigranes I, 123-96 BC. Rare ruler! Bronze chalcus coin. His head left, wearing Armenian tiara, countermark ARK within square incuse at left / Palm tree or branch, inscription around. ref: CAA 3, AC 26. Near Fine, rough dark green-brown patina. ex-Aram Manasaryan Collection; ex-CNG. Rare! #CA2033: $199 SOLD

Tigranes III, 20 - 8 BC. Bronze two-chalcoi coin. RARE!
Diademed and draped bust right, wearing
Armenian tiara adorned with 6-pointed star, A behind / Nike advancing left, holding crown, left arm extending downward. [BASILEWS MEGALOY] TIGPANOY. 16 mm, 2.73 g. ref: Nercessian 139, CAA 145. Rare ruler! #CA2020: $250 SOLD

Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze four-chalcoi coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Herakles-Vahagn standing left, leaning upon club and holding lion skin, BASILEWS BASILEON TIGPANOY; uncertain letters in exergue. ref: AC 68. 20 mm, 5.66 g. From the Aram Manasaryan Collection, ex-CNG. #CA2008: $135 SOLD

Tigranes II "The Great," 95-56 BC. Bronze one-chalcus coin. Diademed and draped bust right, wearing Armenian tiara / Cornucopiae, BASILEUS BASILEON TIGRANOY. 15 mm, 2.95 g. ref: AC-98. Gorgeous detail, excellent portrait! #CA2122: $350 SOLD
Tigranes II The Great, king of Armenia 95-56 BC.
Silver tetradrachm.
Draped bust of Tigranes right, wearing Armenian tiara with two eagles and an eight-pointed star / BASILEWS TIGRANOY, Tyche of Antioch, draped and wearing a turreted crown, seated right on a rock, holding a palm branch in right hand; at her feet, river god Orontes swims right; monogram AP in rt. field. 15.96 grams, 26 mm diameter. A gorgeous example! Bedoukian #17v. Mercessian ACV 031, CAA 27/17. VF+. An outstanding example! #001878: $2450
SOLD
Tigranes II The Great. Silver tetradrachm. Draped bust of Tigranes right, wearing Armenian tiara with two eagles and an eight-pointed star / BASILEWS TIGRANOU, Tyche of Antioch, draped and wearing a turreted crown, seated right on a rock, holding a palm branch in right hand; at her feet, river god Orontes; monograms. 15.70 grams. 26 mm diameter. A gorgeous example! Bedoukian #17. $2750.00 SOLD