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ID number:  BIRBI-AR0042
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Levon I; Sis
Denomination:  Tank
Place made:  Eurasia: Cilicia, Kozan
Culture:  Armenian
Date made:  1187-1219
Metal:  Base Metal
Diameter (cm):  2.90
Weight (g):  6.56
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4593, A. H. Baldwin, August 1960, Weller.
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Description:  Obverse: Bust of lion, facing, crowned. Reverse: Patriarchal cross, with two five-pointed stars beneath limbs of cross.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ (Levon king of the Armenians) Reverse: + ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ԳԱՂԱԳՆ Ի ՍՍ (Struck in the city of Sis)

Bibliography:  Apparent unpublished type.

3 Related People

Sis
Armenian


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
Levon I
Armenian

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