, Armenian Kingdom of , Levon I the Magnificent, 1198 - 1219 A.D.
Leo, having governed the country twelve years as Baron and twenty-two as , felt his end approaching, and appointed in an assembly of the whole of the kingdom, a certain baron named Atan to be Regent of the country and guardian of his daughter. Leo died soon after and was buried in the of Agner; a of his body was brought into the town of Sis, and a was built thereupon. -- Vahram of Edessa: The Rhymed Chronicle of MinorME85078. Silver tram, cf. 237, 289, F, , 3.005 g, maximum 21.9 mm, 315o, 1198 - 1219 A.D.; Armenian : Levon of the Armenians, Levon seated facing on throne ornamented with lions, wearing crown and royal mantle on shoulders, in right, lis in left, feet on footstool; Armenian : By the will of God, , flanked on each side by a rampant facing outwards and looking back inward; $90.00 (Ä80.10)
, Armenian Kingdom of , Roupen I, 1080 - 1095 A.D.
Roupen I declared independent from the in 1080, founding the Roupenian dynasty, which ruled Cilician until 1219. He led bold and successful military campaigns against the Byzantines, including capturing the fortress of Pardzerpert (today Andirin in Turkey), which became a stronghold of the .SH65204. Bronze Pogh,
1, 245, VF, 2.476 g, maximum 20.8 mm, Armenian : Raiben. (Roupen), within , pellets in quarters; Armenian : Tsara ay (Servant of God), within , pellets in quarters; ; SOLD
, Armenian Kingdom of , Hetoum I, 1226 - 1270 A.D.
As the Mongols approached, Hetoum made a strategic decision to send his brother Smpad to the Mongol court in Karakorum and agree to become a vassal state of the Mongol Empire. In 1254, Hetoum himself traveled to Mongolia to renew the agreement. The account of his travels, "The Journey of Haithon, of Little , To Mongolia and Back" is important for its observations of Mongol, Buddhist, and Chinese culture, , and wildlife. The Mamluks invaded in 1266, taking 40,000 Armenians captive, including Hetoum's son, Leo. Hetoum abdicated in 1270 in favor of his son Leo, and lived out the rest of his life in a monastery, as a Franciscan monk.SH65348. Copper tank,
356, -, EF, bold strike, green , for the !, 7.394 g, maximum 28.1 mm, 180o, Sis mint, 1226 - 1270 A.D.; Armenian : Hetoum of the Armenians, Hetoum seated facing on bench-like throne, fleur-de-lis tipped (mace) in right, in left; Armenian : Struck in the City of Sis, with wedges in the angles; SOLD
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