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ID number:  BIRBI-AR0214
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Levon the usurper; Sis
Denomination:  Takvorin
Place made:  Eurasia: Cilicia, Kozan
Culture:  Armenian
Date made:  1363-1365
Metal:  Silver
Diameter (cm):  2.10
Weight (g):  1.93
Axis (degrees):  180.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4719.
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Description:  Obverse: King, on horseback, crowned, with trefoil-topped sceptre, riding r. Reverse: Lion, rampant, facing r., holding cross.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: + ԼԵՎՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՌ ՀԱՅ (Levon king of the Armenians) Reverse: + ՇԻՆԵԱԼ ՔԱՂԱ ՍԻՍ (Struck in the city of Sis)

Bibliography:  Bedoukian 2143v

3 Related People

Levon the usurper
Armenian


Sis
Armenian


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Whitting, Philip David
British
1903
1988
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