Ancient Byzantine Coin

AD 1198-1219 Armenia AR Tram Crusades NGC XF SKU56754

AD 1198-1219 Armenia AR Tram Crusades NGC XF SKU56754
AD 1198-1219 Armenia AR Tram Crusades NGC XF SKU56754
AD 1198-1219 Armenia AR Tram Crusades NGC XF SKU56754
AD 1198-1219 Armenia AR Tram Crusades NGC XF SKU56754

AD 1198-1219 Armenia AR Tram Crusades NGC XF SKU56754

The New York Bank Hoard. While its place in Western history is often overlooked in favor of the Roman Empire, Greece, and Judea, Armenia has played an important role in the West in general, and Christianity in particular. In 301, it became the first ever Christian nation. In the Middle Ages, it played a vital role in the Christian efforts during the Crusades.

This coin dates back to that period in its history. The coin, which was struck from silver, is perfect for collectors with an interest in Christian history. The obverse design features a crowned King Levon sitting on his thrown, which is adorned with lions.

In his right hand, he holds a Cross, a symbol of Christianity. In his left hand, he holds a scepter with a fleur-de-lis at the top. The scepter represents power while the fleur-de-lis is a Christian symbol. The design is encircled by a rim frame that bears the inscription "Levon King of the Armenians" in Armenian.

On the reverse, two lions stand guard, a large cross stands erect between them. "By the Will of God" is inscribed in the rim frame in Armenian. The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) gave this coin the adjectival grade Extremely Fine. Extremely Fine coins retain complete details but have some wear that is limited to their high points.

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The item "AD 1198-1219 Armenia AR Tram Crusades NGC XF SKU56754" is in sale since Wednesday, January 30, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ Ancient\Byzantine (300-1400 AD)". The seller is "mcm" and is located in Sarasota, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Grade: XF
  • Certification: NGC

AD 1198-1219 Armenia AR Tram Crusades NGC XF SKU56754