Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Coin Types in Georgia and Graeco-Roman World

Sep 14, 2022, 11:20 AM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall A

Auditorium Maximum - Hall A


Natia Phiphia (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University)


The paper presents an overview of all the groups of coins discovered on the territory of Georgia which document the relationship of the Graeco-Roman world and Georgia. The overview will be based on the classification made within the framework of the project “Online English-Georgian Catalogue of Georgian Numismatics”. The groups of coins are as follows: 1) Colchian money (“Colchian tetri (silver)”, Kolkhidki) with eight types of the coins, 2) Georgian imitations of Alexander and Lysimachus’ type staters with their three types, 3) Municipal copper coins of Dioscurias with the effigies of Dioscuri caps and thyrsos, 4) Anonymous copper coins struck in Vani (?) with the effigies of lotus and an eight-pointed star, 5) Drachm of Aristarchus the Colchian with the portrait of Gnaeus Pompeius, 6) Municipal copper coins of Trapezus with the effigy of Mithras and 7) Georgian (Iberian) imitations of Roman coins.

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Natia Phiphia (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University)

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