Can someone please identify this coin? I would really appreciate it if you could tell me how old it is and what era it belongs to? (https://i.sstatic.net/up4S3.jpg) coin

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It looks to be a version of a coin representing the Armenian king Tigranes II, with the Tyche of Antioch on the flip side. You can read about the history at the above wiki link.

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Above image from The Melammu Project

Some more versions can be seen here

An article here actually theorizes that the star symbol on the crown may represent Halley's Comet.

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    Yes, the (Greek) letters in the coin in question seem to agree with your coin: ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟ(Υ) and (Β)ΑΣΙΛΕΩ(Σ) with the letters in parentheses not clearly visible. (ΤΙΓΡΑΝΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ meaning: King Tigranes') Commented Oct 15, 2017 at 9:48

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