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    Unpublished rarity of Armenian King Morphilig

    KINGS of SOPHENE. Armenia. Morphlig. Ca. 150 BC. AE14 (1.42 gm, 7h). Fine. Diademed head right, wearing pot-shaped tiara; star to left, small crescent to right / Uncertain figure (Anahit?) standing left, holding filleted wreath; monogram to left, MOΛΦIΛΣ below. Bedoukian, Coinage -. AC -. Fine, black patina, minor roughness.

    Extremely rare and apparently unpublished. Only five total coins known, the other four are a different variety than this specimen. In the 23 years since Y. T. Nercessian's classical book on Armenian coins was published with the four examples, no other examples of any Morphlig coins have surfaced other than this example.


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