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Cilician Armenian Coins: King Hetoum (Hethum) I, 1226 - 1270 AD
Silver Trams of King Hetoum with his queen Zabel
Queen Zabel on left, King Hetoum on right, standing wearing royal vestments, holding a long cross between them.
Armenian legend: By the Will of God. /
Lion walking right, long cross behind. Armenian legend: Hetoum King of the Armenians.

Cilician Armenia. King Hetoum I with Queen Zabel, 1226-1270 AD. Beautiful silver tram. ref: Nercessian 333-344. 22 mm, 2.94 g. Good detail. Gray patina with bright spots, light earthen deposits. ex-Los Angeles, CA collecion. #CA2058: $150

Cilician Armenia. King Hetoum I with Queen Zabel, 1226-1270 AD. Beautiful silver tram. ref: CCA-987. 20 mm, 2.78 g. Good detail, light cabinet tone. ex-Aram Manasaryan Collection, Los Angeles, CA. #CA2138: $150 SOLD

Cilician Armenia. King Hetoum I with Queen Zabel, 1226-1270 AD. Beautiful silver tram. ref: CCA-1008. 20 mm, 2.40 g. Great detail, nice gray toning. ex-Aram Manasaryan Collection, Los Angeles, CA. #CA2139: $150


Cilician Armenia. King Hetoum I with Queen Zabel, 1226-1270 AD. Beautiful silver tram. ref: CCA-1014. 21 mm, 2.93 g. Nice detail, bright silver surfaces (tough to photo!) ex-Aram Manasaryan Collection, Los Angeles, CA. #CA2140: $150


Cilician Armenia. King Hetoum I with Queen Zabel, 1226-1270 AD. Beautiful silver tram. ref: CCA-845. 21 mm, 2.95 g. Good detail, bright silver surfaces (tough to photo!) ex-Aram Manasaryan Collection, Los Angeles, CA. #CA2141: $125 SOLD


Cilician Armenia. King Hetoum I with Queen Zabel, 1226-1270 AD. Beautiful silver tram. ref: CCA-943. 22 mm, 2.87 g. Excellent detail! Bright silver surfaces (tough to photo!) ex-Aram Manasaryan Collection, Los Angeles. #CA2142: $175

Large Copper Tanks
King seated cross-legged on a throne adorned with lions. He holds a globus cruciger and fleur-de-lis.
Armenian inscription: Hetoum King of the Armenians /
Potent cross with four stars (or lines, depending on the type). Armenian inscription: Struck in the City of Sis
ref: Nercessian 351-357.


Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Large copper Tank. ref: CCA-1296. 30 mm, 7.61 g. ex-Aram Manasaryan Collection, Los Angeles, CA. #CA2143: $80


Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Large copper Tank. ref: CCA-1296. 29 mm, 7.23 g. Slightly bent. Nice olive-green patina, much better than photo! #CA2148: $75

Copper Kardez
Obv: King seated cross-legged on ornate throne, dotted-circle border. Armenian inscription: Hetoum King of the Armenians
Rev: Potent cross with half-moon in third quadrant, lines in other three quadrants. Armenian inscription
: Struck in the City of Sis

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Copper kardez. 22 mm, with original earthen encrustation. ref: Nercessian ACV 364. #0638: $45 SOLD

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Copper kardez. 24 mm. ref: Nercessian ACV 362-363. #0701: $45 SOLD

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Copper kardez. 24 mm. Lovely coin! Must-see. ref: Nercessian ACV 362-363. #656: $60 SOLD

Copper Equestrian Kardez
Obv: King on horseback riding rt. with long cross in hand. Armenian inscription: Hetoum King of the Armenians
Rev: Potent cross with two stars and two dots in opposing quadrants. Armenian inscription: Struck in the City of Sis

Cilician Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Bronze Equestrian Kardez - BROCKAGE. Hetoum on horseback riding right, head facing / Relief of obverse on back, made when the coin was accidentally struck on top of another coin! 25 mm, 5.12 g. ref: AC 361. VF, dark green-brown patina. ex-Aram Manasaryan Collection; ex-CNG. Quite unusual. #CA2036: $199

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Very large copper Equestrian kardez. 27 mm! ref: Nercessian ACV 359. #0631: $45 SOLD

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Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I with Queen Zabel, 1226-1270 AD. Beautiful silver tram. #12: $95 SOLD


Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I with Queen Zabel, 1226-1270 AD. Beautiful silver tram. #100: $115 SOLD


Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I with Queen Zabel,
1226-1270 AD. Nice silver tram. 21 mm, 2.86 g. ref: Nercessian 333-344. High relief, sharp detail. #CA2023: $150
SOLD


Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I with Queen Zabel,
1226-1270 AD. Beautiful silver tram. 21 mm, 2.87 g. ref: Nercessian 333-344. ex-Frank Kovacs collection. #CA2017: $150
SOLD


Cilician Armenia. King Hetoum I with Queen Zabel, 1226-1270 AD. Beautiful silver tram. ref: Nercessian 333-344. 21 mm, 3.00 g. Sharp detail! Much nicer than photo allows. From the Aram Manasaryan Collection. #CA2051: $150 SOLD



Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Large copper Equestrian kardez. 24 mm. #0569: $55 SOLD

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Large copper Equestrian kardez. 23 mm, excellent patina and nice detail. #652: $55 SOLD


Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Copper kardez, holed in antiquity to be worn as jewelry! 24 mm.
#0745: $55
SOLD

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Copper kardez. 23 mm, light reddish patina. #0636: $40 SOLD

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Copper kardez. 22 mm, nice patina, great detail! #626: $75 SOLD

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Large copper tank. 29 mm!
Nice dark tone. #0637: $75
SOLD

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Large copper tank. 29 mm!
High relief. #0632: $75
SOLD

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Large copper tank. 30 mm!
Amazing coin, must-see! #0650: $75
SOLD

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Large copper tank. 29 mm! #1713: $50 SOLD

Cilician Ancient Armenia. King Hetoum I, 1226-1270 AD. Large copper tank. 29 mm!
Very nice detail. #0635: $75
SOLD