S26. ANTIQUITY 6. GEORGIAN NUMISMATICS
- Tedo Dundua (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University)
Org. and chair: Tedo Dundua
The origins of Georgian coinage date to the 6th century BC . Much has been done towards attribution of monetary groups and making the general numismatic narrative. However, until 2013-2015 there was no catalogue for Georgian coinage.
The Online English-Georgian Catalogue of Georgian Numismatics was a project funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation. Now it is complete but still in need of publicising, like the Georgian coin issues themselves. This session is intended to serve this purpose.
Tedo Dundua. Coin Issues in Georgia. General Survey – Presentation of Online English-Georgian Catalogue of Georgian Numismatics. The catalogue covers all the major monetary groups struck in Georgia until the 1830s: Colchian money (“Colchian tetri (silver)”, Kolkhidki); Georgian imitations of Alexander and Lysimachus type staters; Coins of Bagadat, son of Biurat; The co-called Saulaces’ coins; Municipal copper coins of Dioscurias; Anonymous copper coins struck in Vani; Drachms of Aristarchus the Colchian; Municipal copper coins of Trapezus; Georgian (Iberian) imitations of Roman coins; Georgian-Sassanian drachms; Arabic dirhems struck at Tbilisi and their imitations; Georgian-Byzantine coins; Georgian credit money (12th c.-1220s); Coins of the Georgian kings in the 13th-14th cc.; Mongol occupation coins; Western Georgian money of the 13th-15th cc.; Coins of the Georgian kings and princes in the 15th-16th cc.; Safavid and Ottoman money struck at Tbilisi; Coins of the Georgian kings in the 18th c.; Russo-Georgian money.
Natia Phiphia. Coin Types in Georgia and the Graeco-Roman World.
Leri Tavadze. Coin Types in Georgia and Byzantine World.
Evgeni Tchanishvili. Beyond the Catalogue of Georgian Numismatics – New Coin Finds from Georgia.
Having the 6th c. B.C. as a starting point, Georgian money issues gradually absorbed all the types, styles and standards which were popular around, especially those from the West. Greek deities and their symbols (Apollo, Helios, Hecate, Nike, Tyche, Dionysus, Dioscuri, Isis) were replaced by the Roman types (Emperor, Mars, Concordia, Annona, Victoria, Mithras), and the pagan deities – by...
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...
The Georgian coins are an important primary source for the history of Georgia and neighboring countries. Georgian coins minted from the 10th to 12th centuries are known as "Georgian-Byzantine coins". The Georgian rulers are mentioned not only with their official Georgian titles, but their Byzantine titles appear as well. Davit III, Bagrat IV, Giorgi II are mentioned with their Byzantine court...
Our paper reports on all new numismatic materials discovered in recent years spanning the early middle ages, high middle ages and late middle ages, starting with the Arab period in the Caucasus and Georgia in the 8th century and ending with the abolition of the Kingdom of Georgia.
In our article we discuss the importance of these new discoveries for future researches in the history, culture,...