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Maker(s):Tigranes II (minted under)
Title:Tetradrachm of Tigranes II
Date Made:95-55 BCE
Materials:Silver (AG)
Place Made:Asia; Turkey; Antioch
Measurements:25mm; 16.005g
Accession Number:  MH 2004.13.16
Credit Line:Gift of the Estate of Nathan Whitman
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Obverse: Head of Tigranes the Great facing right, wearing beaded headdress (called Armenian tiara) with side flaps and bird and star motifs. Fillet border.
Reverse: Tyche of Antioch, draped and wearing turreted crown, seated right holding a palm branch, At her feet, the river god Orontes swims past; BAΣIAEΩΣ TIΓPANOY.

ancient; archaeology; numismatics

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