The Kingdom of Commagene Was Indeed an Armenian Kingdom

The ancient Kingdom of Commagene was an Armenian kingdom, which is evidenced by a wide range of ancient artifacts.The ancient Kingdom of Commagene was an Armenian kingdom, which is evidenced by a wide range of ancient artifacts.

For example, on the below images of coins depicting Antiochus I Theos of Commagene, the king wears an Armenian tiara with the coat of arms of the Armenian Artaxiad dynasty, just like the coins portraying Tigran II the Great.

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Coins featuring Antiochus I Theos of Commagene (69 – 34 BC) wearing an Armenian tiara

Now, compare these coins with the coins of Tigran the Great depicting the coat of arms of the Artaxiad dynasty.

Image of King of Kings Tigran II the Great (140 – 55 BC) wearing an Armenian tiara with the coat of arms of the Armenian Artaxiad dynasty.
• A relief depicting Antiochus I Theos of Commagene shaking hands with Vahagn, an Armenian deity, from which other deities like Heracles originate.

Below, you can see the coins of the kings of the Artaxiad dynasty with the image of Vahagn, testifying to the dynasty’s closeness with the deity.

Coin of Tigran the Great, depiction of Vahagn on the right.
Coin of Tigran V, depiction of Vahagn holding a club on the right.

Another set of coins of the Armenian Kingdom of Commagene demonstrates more resemblance. Below are the coins of Epiphanes and Callinicus, sons of Antiochus IV of Commagene, wearing an Armenian tiara.

Epiphanes and Callinicus are depicted between cornucopia with a symbol of an anchor representing the connections between the brothers. The reverse side of the coin features an image of Armenian tiara.
Epiphanes and Callinicus are depicted between cornucopia with a symbol of an anchor representing the connections between the brothers. The reverse side of the coin features an image of Armenian tiara.
Silver coin of Roman Emperor Augustus issued in commemoration of the victory over Armenia. The reverse side has the writing “ARMENIA CAPTA” along with images of Armenian tiara and bow with quiver.
Coin of Marcus Antonius issued in commemoration of the victory over Armenia. The reverse side features an Armenian tiara, bow and quiver, and other symbols of Armenia.

Source: www.PeopleOfAr.com


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