ARMENIA, Cilician Armenia. Royal. Hetoum I, with Kaykhusraw II.
|CNG 85, Lot: 107. Estimate $150.
Sold for $390. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
1236-1245. AR Tram (24mm, 2.97 g, 8h). Bilingual issue. Sis mint. Dated AH 641 (AD 1243). Hetoum on horseback riding right, head facing, holding lis-tipped scepter and reins; cross to left, crescent to right / Arabic legend in four lines containing mint and date formula, along with title and name of Kaykhusraw. AC 326; CCA 818. EF.
From the R.A. Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXVII (29 September 1993), lot 138.
In compliance with a peace treaty previously signed by Levon I with the Seljuk Sultan of Rum, Kaykhusraw I, Hetoum struck silver coins bearing both Armenian and Arabic legends. Known as bilingual issues, Hetoum struck them first with Kaykhusraw’s son, Kayqubad I, and later with Kayqubad’s son, Kaykhusraw II.