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ID number:  BIRBI-AR0111
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Het'oum I; Sis
Denomination:  Tank
Place made:  Eurasia: Cilicia, Kozan
Culture:  Armenian
Date made:  1226-1270
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  3.10
Weight (g):  6.44
Axis (degrees):  90.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4592.
BIRBI-AR0111.jpg

Description:  Obverse: King seated on throne, crowned, globus cruciger in l. hand, fleur-de-lis topped sceptre in r. hand, star to l. of king. Reverse: Equal-armed cross, with star between each limb.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + ՀԵԹՈՒՄ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ (Het'oum king of the Armenians) Reverse: + ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ԳԱՂԱԳՆ Ի ՍԻՍ (Struck in the city of Sis)

Bibliography:  Bedoukian 1295

Notes:  Overstruck on an Islamic coin, inscription visible through king's waist.

3 Related People

Het'oum I
Armenian


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Sis
Armenian


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