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Home > Catalog > |Medieval & Modern Coins| > |Armenian Cilicia| > CR89016
Crusaders, Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia, Levon I, 1187-1219 A.D.
Leo II, or Lewon I, Levon I, and sometimes Levon I the Magnificent, was the tenth lord of Armenian Cilicia or ďLord of the MountainsĒ 1187Ė1198 - 1199 and the first king of Armenian Cilicia. During his reign, Leo succeeded in establishing Cilician Armenia as a powerful and a unified Christian state with a preeminence in political affairs. Leo eagerly led his kingdom alongside the armies of the Third Crusade and provided the crusaders with provisions, guides, pack animals and all manner of aid. Under his rule, Armenian power in Cilicia was at its apogee: his kingdom extended from Isauria to the Amanus Mountains
CR89016. Silver tram, Nercessian 282 ff., gVF, toned, Armenia mint, weight 2.869g, maximum diameter 21.9mm, die axis 270o, obverse Armenian legend: Levon King of the Armenians, king seated on throne ornamented with lions, his feet resting on a footstool, wearing a crown and royal mantle on his shoulders, cross in right hand, fleur-de-lis in left hand; reverse Armenian legend: By the will of God, long cross with two bars, between two rampant lions facing outward, heads regardant; ex MŁnzenhandlung Brom (Berlin, Germany); SOLD











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