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Armenia, Levon I (1198-1219) silver 1 Tram EF

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Country Cilician Armenia 
Years 1198-1219
Value 1 Tram (1)
Metal Silver
Weight 2.9 g
Diameter 21 mm

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

Leo II, Lewon II (1150 – 1219) was the tenth lord of Armenian Cilicia or "Lord of the Mountains” (1187–1198/1199), and the first king of Armenian Cilicia, sometimes known as Levon I, the Magnificent or Lewon I

During his reign, Leo succeeded in establishing Cilician Armenia as a powerful and a unified Christian state, and his pre-eminence in the political arena cannot be overestimated. He eagerly supplied the armies of the Third Crusade with provisions, guides, pack animals and all manner of aid, besides pledging the cooperation of his army. Under his rule, Armenian power was at its apogee: his kingdom extended from Isauria to the Amanus Mountains (now Nur Mountains of Turkey)