The Numismatic Treasury standing exhibition was unveiled at Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia at 19 o’clock on March 9. The event was organized with the support of Liberty Bank.
The exhibition was unveiled by David Lortkipanidze, director general of the Georgian National Museum, Mikheil Giorgadze, Minister of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia, Education Minister Tamar Sanikidze and Liberty Bank financial director David Melikidze.
The Numismatic Treasury exhibition enables visitors to receive information about the money currency on the territory of Georgia from VI century BC up to 1834 AC. The exhibition was unveiled by introduction of pre-monetary things with bronze massive rings of various sizes and weights (II-I millennia BC), kauri (shellfish shell spread in the India Ocean) and various tools that were applied in the ancient times for calculating the cattle price.
Rare samples of the Kolkh Tetri, stater of Kolkh King Aki, domestic copies of staters of Alexander the Great and Lysimachus, dinars of the Rome’s first Emperor Octavian and Iberian imitations of roman emperor aureus were also exposed.
Rare Georgia-Sassanid dramas, Tiflis Dirham of the Japarians, the Bagrations’ silver subjects with Byzantine Titles, David Aghmashenebeli’s silver coin, unique Drachma of Queen Rusudan, unique copper coin of Giorgi IV, coins of Kvarkvare Atabagi, Kings of Imereti and Kartl-Kakheti were also exposed at the event.
“The coins with 27-century history discovered on the territory of Georgia precisely reflect the cultural, political and economic situation of that times and this is an important historical source for our state.
Naturally, JSC Liberty Bank is always ready to take part in any event related to the cultural heritage of Georgia”, Liberty Bank financial director David Melikidze said.
The numismatics chamber was first opened at the Svaneti Museum under the aegis of the Georgian National Museum. Such a major exposition of all samples was organized for the first time.