RPC I, 3843A


Image of specimen #1


Coin type
Volume I
Number 3843A
Province Kingdom of Armenia
Region Armenia
City Kingdom of Armenia
Reign Tiridates I of Armenia
Person (obv.) Tiridates I (king)
Person (rev.) Cleopatra of Armenia (queen)
Obverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛΕΥϹ ΤΙΡΙΔΑΤΗϹ Ε Α
Obverse design bust of Tiridates, right
Reverse inscription ΒΑϹΙΛΙϹϹΑ ΚΛΕΟΠΑΤΡΑ Ε Α
Reverse design female figure seated on throne, left, holding ??
Metal copper-based alloy
Average diameter 25 mm
Axis 12
Reference Nercessian —, Kovacs 199
Specimens 1 (0 in the core collections)
Note These two extraordinary coins (3843A and 3843B) are attributed by Kovacs to Tiridates I of Armenia and queen Cleopatra; he interprets the letters E and A and indicating year 1 = AD 63 (though presumably Tiridates could have counted from a variety of dates, including AD 54).
Addition Additional coin-type (post publication)

Specimens of this coin type

Number Number Museum Bibliography
1 1     ✸ Kovacs pl. 8.10