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Six Silver Coins of the Cilician Armenian King, Levon I - FJ.5784
Origin: Holy Land
Circa: 1199 AD to 1219 AD

Collection: Armenian Siver Coin Bracelet
Medium: Silver/Gold

Additional Information: SOLD

Location: United States
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The Armenian people, who migrated to Cilicia in the eleventh century, were the first country to adopt Christianity as the national religion, even before the edict of Milan, which gave Christians throughout the Roman Empire the freedom to worship openly. Levon I, the first king of the Cilician Armenians, issued coinage soon after 1196 A.D., including the silver coins set in this stunning bracelet. On the obverse of these fine coins Levon is depicted enthroned, the foreparts of lions being seen on either side of the throne. This particular piece of iconography can be traced back to the throne of Solomon, as described in I kings 10:19. The central image on the reverse of the coins is the cross, and it is flanked on either side by two crowned lions. The Armenian script around the edge of the coins reads, "Levon king of the Armenians." a bracelet composed of coins with such majesty and sophistication would be the perfect compliment for someone who deserves to be treated as royalty. - (FJ.5784)


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