4 Chalkoi - Artavasdes I Eagle and Mountain

Features

Issuer Kingdom of Armenia (Greater Armenia)
King Artavasdes I (159 BC - 123 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 160 BC - 121 BC
Value Tetrachalkon (1⁄12)
Currency Drachm
Composition Bronze
Weight 4.01 g
Diameter 17 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number
N#
355639
References Kovacs# 50
Frank L. Kovacs; 2016. Armenian Coinage in Classical Period. Classical Numismatic Group, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Obverse

Head of Artavasdes I facing right. Wearing tiara decorated with a star and tied with a diadem.

Reverse

Eagle atop a mountain

Script: Greek

Lettering: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΤΑΥΑΖΔΟΥ

Translation: The Great King Artavasdes

Mint

Artaxata, Armenia, Armenia

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (160 BC - 121 BC) 

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