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bby_466190 - CILICIA - KINGDOM OF ARMENIA - HETHUM I Cardez

CILICIA - KINGDOM OF ARMENIA - HETHUM I Cardez XF
150.00 €(Approx. 178.50$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Cardez
Date: c. 1180-1220
Mint name / Town : Sis
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,38 g.
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Obverse


Obverse legend : LÉGENDE ARMÉNIENNE.
Obverse description : Héthoum couronné et drapé trônant à cheval au pas à droite, tenant de la amin droite, un sceptre fleurdelisé ; derrière sur la croupe du cheval, une petite croix.
Obverse translation : (Héthoum roi des Arméniens).

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE ARMÉNIENNE.
Reverse description : Croix cantonnée de quatre besants.
Reverse translation : (Frappé dans la ville de Sis).

Historical background


CILICIE - KINGDOM OF ARMENIA - I Hethoum

1226-1270

On the death of Levon II occurred in 1219, it leaves as heir that Zabel his daughter, then aged three years. Thus began a period of conflict in the succession to power. In 1226, Zabel (Isabelle) wife Hethum I, and then opens a long reign that lasted until 1270. Although Zabel died in 1252, silver coins (half trams and trams) will show the two sovereigns together until death I Hethum. The reign of Hethum I is characterized by three main parts of the timeline. The first or Hethum I Zabel and govern together, period or Armenia is under the rule of Sultan Koniah and finally I Hethum or government alone until his death (1244-1270).

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