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ID number:  BIRBI-AR0005
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Levon I
Denomination:  Coronation Tram
Place made:  Eurasia: Cilicia
Culture:  Armenian
Date made:  1187-1219
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.45
Weight (g):  2.83
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2169.
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Description:  Obverse: King Levon, crowned, arm raised to hold cross, to l. Astvadzadzin (Virgin Mary), nimbate, orans. Reverse: Cross with lion to l. and r. rampant, facing away from cross.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՌ ՀԱՅ + (Levon King of the Armenians) Reverse: ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈՒ + (By means of the authority of God)

Bibliography:  Apparent unpublished type, most similar to Bedoukian 81, 122

Notes:  All of the figures appear to have cut marks through their necks.

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Levon I
Armenian

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