Finally found a medieval Georgian coin

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by Alaric DeArment, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Alaric DeArment

    Alaric DeArment New Member

    I recently vacationed in Georgia and Armenia and had occasion to see the coin collection at the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi. Despite there being numerous pieces on display at the museum, I’ve had a difficult time finding medieval Georgian coins for sale at an affordable price (Armenian coins are much easier to find).

    I’m glad I was finally able to find this one on VCoins. It’s a copper coin minted between 1207-1223 under Giorgi IV Lasha, one of the kings from the Bagrationi dynasty that ruled Georgia from the late 8th century until the start of the 19th century, producing rulers like David the Builder (after whom the airport in the city of Kutaisi is named). Giorgi IV Lasha was himself son of another of Georgia’s most legendary rulers, Tamar the Great, who ruled as queen from 1184-1213, with Giorgi IV ruling with her as co-king from 1207-1213.

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  3. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Two questions:
    1. Why the distant photos?
    2. What's with that part sticking out like a nub?
  4. Alaric DeArment

    Alaric DeArment New Member

    1. Bad lighting and my camera sucks (sorry)
    2. I’m not sure. The description simply referred to it as “irregular.” Maybe an error coin of sorts?
  5. Seattlite86

    Seattlite86 Outspoken Member

    Do you have a link to the original listing? I'd be curious to see their photos.
  6. Alaric DeArment

    Alaric DeArment New Member

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