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Rare and high quality! Bronze chalkous (AE18) of Herodian dynasty's Tigranes VI, first reign (60-62 AD), Argatitarta mint (?), Artaxiad Armenia

Rare and high quality! Bronze chalkous (AE18) of Herodian dynasty's Tigranes VI, first reign (60-62 AD), Argatitarta mint (?), Artaxiad Armenia

Bearded bust right, wearing armenian tiara, decorated with four eagles. / BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓPANOY MEΓAΛOY; Nike standing right, holding wreath. 18mm, 3.98 grams. CAA 162-3; AC 148.

Tigranes VI, also known as Tigran VI or by his Roman name Gaius Julius Tigranes ( before 25 – after 68) was a Herodian Prince and served as a Roman Client King of Armenia in the 1st century. Tigranes was of Jewish, Nabataean, Edomite, Greek, Armenian and Persian ancestry. His paternal grandfather Alexander was a Judean Prince of Jewish, Nabataean and Edomite descent and was a son of King of Judea, Herod the Great and his wife Mariamne. His paternal grandmother Glaphyra was a Cappadocian Princess of Greek, Armenian and Persian descent. She was the daughter of the King Archelaus of Cappadocia and her mother was an unnamed Princess from Armenia, possibly a relation of the Artaxiad Dynasty. In 58, the Roman emperor Nero crowned Tigranes as King of Armenia in Rome. Tigranes invaded a neighbouring small vassal state of the Parthians called Adiabene and deposed their King Monobazes. Vologases I of Parthia considered this as an act of aggression from Rome. He attacked Armenia and besieged Tigranakert. Eventually the Parthians signed a treaty with Corbulo to install Tiridates I as King of Armenia as long as he goes to Rome to be crowned by Nero. In 63 Tigranes had to renounce his crown.

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