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Numismatics

ID number:  BIRBI-AR0017
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):  2.35
Weight (g):  3.01
Axis (degrees):  45.00
Provenance:  Whitting 2197.
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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 ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՈՅ (Levon king of the Armenians) Reverse: + ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈՒԾ (By means of the authority of God)

Bibliography:  Apparent unpublished type.

Notes:  Reverse die recut, or double struck?

2 Related People

Levon I
Armenian

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