Artaxata — A settlement in Armenia also known as Neronia
Artaxata was a large commercial city and the capital of ancient Armenia during the reign of king Artaxias I; the founder of the Artaxiad Dynasty of the ancient Kingdom of Armenia. The name of the city is derived from Iranian languages and means the "joy of Arta".

It was a hotly contested military target for centuries. It was occupied by Capadocian legions under the Roman general Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, who razed it to the ground in 59 AD as part of the first, short-lived, Roman conquest of Armenia. After Emperor Nero recognized Tiridates I as king of Armenia in 66, he granted him 50 million sesterces and sent architects and construction experts to help in the reconstruction of the ruined city. The city was temporarily renamed Neronia, in honor of its sponsor, Nero.

After losing its status as a capital to Vagharshapat and later Dvin, Artashat gradually lost its significance.

Modern location: Ruins
An AE Dichalkon struck 69-68 BC in Artaxata
Obverse: draped bust right wearing ive-pointed Armenian tiara decorated with a star between two eagles and tied with a diadem

Reverse: palm branch; BAΣIΛEΩΣ / TIΓPANOY // H__monogram

Diameter: 15.5 mm
Die Orientation: -
Weight: 4.2 g
No notes for this coin
Kovacs 151, 3rd known?