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Early Armenia Tram, Half Double Tram and Double Tram Levon I (Fakes are possible)  1199AD to 1226
Early Armenia Tram, Half Double Tram and Double Tram Levon I (Fakes are possible) 1199AD to 1226

There is a good page on the history of Armenian coins over at (where else?) Armenia-History.com. These old silver trams come from the reign of King Levon I. They are fascinating collectibles.

TRAM: about 2.9 grams, 23 mm diameter
HALF DOUBLE TRAM: about 2.7 grams, 23 mm diameter
DOUBLE TRAM: about 5.5 grams, 27 mm diameter

The coin in our main picture (upper left) is a superb double tram specimen. It comes from Jean Elsen et ses Fils in Brussels where it sold for $260 US dollars during a 2015 auction.



Very approximate catalog values are:

TRAM and HALF DOUBLE TRAM
worn: $30 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $80
well preserved: $180

DOUBLE TRAM
worn: $80 US dollars approximate catalog value
average circulated: $150
well preserved: $300

As with all valuable coins, counterfeits are a possibility. Deal only with people you trust.

Coin: 20588 , Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: sam macer, Sat, 23-Jan-2016 08:30:39 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Sun, 24-Jan-2016 01:24:05 GMT
Requester description: 1219 King seated on throne ornamented with lions his feet resting on a footstool Wearing a crown and royal mantle on his shoulders
He holds a cross in his rt. hand and fleur-de-lis in his left
Armenian inscription: '+ Levon King of the Armenians.'
Tags: armenia tram half double levon fakes counterfeit armenian armenians doubling doubled doubles replica forger counterfet fake counterfiet reproductions repro reproduction counterfeits replicas forgery king seated seat throne lions lion feet footstool crown royal mantle shoulders shoulder cross hand fleur flower lis inscription monogram stool sit sitted sitting sits tiger cougar tigers crowned tiara crowns tiarra crowning tiera royale royalty florets blossom fler fleurs lises petals leis lisse flowerettes flur stems trefoils floral lily petels orchid posy bouquet flowers flour orcid bud lilly lei petal bloomed trefoil floret floer stem flowery lilys fluer fleures pedals script letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy letters inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials circle ring circled encircle circlet circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed

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