On January 6, 1198, Levon the Magnificent was crowned king, establishing the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia. Levon, known in the West as Leo, was a major figure in the Third Crusade, and ”Little Armenia“ continued to be a Christian bulwark
against Islamic expansion until its fall in 1375. The coin shows a crowned king seated on throne ornamented with lions, his feet resting on a footstool, bearing cross and fleur-de-lis in his left. The reverse is two lions back to back, two-barred
patriarchal cross between them.