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.We cannot make any price adjustments after the sale is complete. Product Photo Policy: MCM attempts to display product images shown on the site as accurately as possible. We take all of our photos in house and due to reflections on the mirrored or proof surfaces of a coin there may appear to be'black' when there is not. If a coin has a color on it at all it will be described as'colorized' in the description or title. Due to the large inventory we sell, we use stock photos. Serial numbers will vary from the image shown unless specifically stated in the product listing that the item pictured is the item you will receive. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS POLICY: We are accepting international orders from select countries. These charges are the customer's responsibility. However, we cannot guarantee this due to the volume of orders we process each day. Beyond the 30-day return period, Company is under no obligation to accept return of any product, but may in its discretion do so pursuant to this policy, for up to one year from the invoice date. ModernCoinMart (MCM) was launched in 2004 and quickly set the standards for online sales of bullion, US coins and world coins.
Join over 100,000 loyal customers and feel confident purchasing from a company that's spent a decade building a solid and stellar reputation trusted and recognized around the world. That's the MCM way. This listing is currently undergoing maintenance, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.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.