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« on: April 11, 2017, 10:02:11 am »

These coin are a real challenge for me. I find them very difficult to read the legends.
Any help would be very much appreciated. Date range, Country, Ruler, Legend?

Silver
2.7 g
22mm approximate diameter

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« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2017, 10:30:15 am »

It is a  silver tram of King Levon I, (1198-1219 AD)  of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.  It was a state formed in the Middle Ages by Armenian refugees, who were fleeing the Seljuk invasion of Armenia.The lettering is in Armenian characters. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 10:32:50 am »


Obverse

King seated on throne ornamented with lions, his feet resting on a footstool, wearing a crown and royal mantle on his shoulders.
He holds a cross in his right hand and fleur-de-lis in his left hand.

Lettering: ԼԵԻ[Ո]Ն ԹԱԳԱԻՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ

Translation: Levon King of the Armenians
Reverse

Long cross with two bars, between two lions regardant.

Lettering: ԿԱՐՈՂՈՒԹԲՆ ԱՍՏՈԻԾՈ[Յ]

Translation: By the will of God

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« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2017, 10:43:58 am »

Hi mrbigb625,

Nice and interesting coin

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Great attribution by Pogh_poor.. Thumbs Up

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2017, 11:01:44 am »

Thank you very much. I had a feeling someone here would know what they were looking at.
The legend in Armenian would explain why I have such a problem reading it. lol

Thank you again
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2017, 11:13:01 am »

My pleasure.  Nice tram Pogh_poor
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