From Tigranes the Great to Cilician Armenia. Hamlet Hovsepyan's ancient rare coins
Hamlet Hovsepyan - co-founder of "Hayordi" youth union NGO in Strasbourg, France, have traveled to Western and Cilician Armenia, also Republic of Armenia, has a unique set of Armenian culture samples, the reporter of mamul.am spok with him about it. "Since 2012 I'm collecting ancient Armenian items. Now I have ancient Armenian coins, mainly from the era of the Kingdom of Ararat some items - postcards, old paintings, articles about Armenians from French "L'Ilustration" magazine of 19-20 centuries, and also at the same time silver jewelry prepafed by armenian silver makers". Today we are going to present more interesting coins from his set and the story of achievement.
The most ancient coin is intersected by Armenian king Arsames II from the Kingdom of Sophene, which is deted B.C. 230. Intersected coin by Arsames II
I have another one, which is very interesting. It intersected by Artaxias I. On the first side is Artaxias I, on the other side - Grape bunch.
2 coins from Artaxias II
This coin is from Leo V Byzaantine empire. On the first side is Leo V, on the other side his son - Constantine.
I can seperate 2 of Cilician coins - Cilician Armenian prince Toros I, this rare coin.
Bilingual coin from Hetoum I the Great.
On the first side is printed Hetoum king (Hetoum Armenian king). On the other side only is writen in Arabic - Seljuqs Kay-Qubadh.
Bronze coin of Tigranes the Greate
I buy my coins mainly in auctions, also we exchange with moneyologists.