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ID number:  BIRBI-AR0001
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Levon I
Denomination:  Double Tram
Place made:  Eurasia: Cilicia
Culture:  Armenian
Date made:  1187-1219
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.80
Weight (g):  5.24
Axis (degrees):  0.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2186, A. H. Baldwin, August 1960.
BIRBI-AR0001.jpg

Description:  Obverse: Image of king, seated on throne of two lions, crowned, holding globus cruciger in r. hand, fleur-de-lis topped sceptre in l. hand. Reverse: Lion, passant, with patriarchal cross in front paw, crowned; cinquefoil l. of lion, two dashes r. of patriarchal cross.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԳՐ ԱՄԵՆԱՅՆ ՀԱՅՈՑ + (Levon King of All Armenians) Reverse: ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԵԲՆ ԱՍՏՈՒԾՈՅ + (With the Authority of God)

Bibliography:  Bedoukian 25

Notes:  Pierced at 90 degrees on obverse.

2 Related People

Levon I
Armenian

1219
Whitting_Phillip-T.jpg
Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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