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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-AR0008
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Levon I
Denomination:  Tram
Place made:  Eurasia: Cilicia
Culture:  Armenian
Date made:  1187-1219
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.20
Weight (g):  2.99
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 5011.
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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: Cross with lion to l. and r. rampant, facing away from cross.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳՌ ԱՄԵՆ ՀԱՅՈՑ + (Levon king of all Armenians) Reverse: ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈ·ԾՈՅ + (By means of the authority of God)

Bibliography:  Bedoukian 129

2 Related People

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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Levon I
Armenian

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