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ID number:  BIRBI-AR0002
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):  2.70
Weight (g):  5.45
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5713, W. V. R. Baldwin, 28th March 1968.
BIRBI-AR0002.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; Field mark l. of lion.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ԱՄԵՆԱՅՆ ՀԱՅՈՑ + (Levon King of All Armenians) Reverse: ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԵԱՄԲՆ ԱՍՏՈՒԾՈՅ + (By means of the authority of God)

Bibliography:  Bedoukian 14

2 Related People

Levon I
Armenian

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