Coin minted during reign of Georgian tsar Georgiy III (12th century) father of tsarina Tamar

Date Created: 13 March 2016

Source: Dr Alexander Abuladze

Owner: Owner - Georgian National Museum (Purtseladze Str., 3, Tbilisi) http://museum.ge/?lang_id=ENG

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Georgia
  • Falcon
  • Unidentified Bird of Prey
  • Coin
  • 12th Century
  • Hunting
  • Training
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Georgiy III (in Georgian áƒ’იორგი III) (died 27 March 1184) — tsar of Georgia (1154-1184) from Bagrationi Dynasty, afther of Georgian Tsarina Tamar.

Comments from Dr Alexander Abuladze.

Year 1174. Copper, weight 5.56 gr, dimension (diameter) 22 Ñ… 23 mm.
On facial side of the coin there is depiction of the sitting tsar Giorgiy III with hunting bird of prey on hand and with relevant monarchic symbols and redcued inscription "Gee". On some coins monogramm "ႢႨ" and designation of year "ႵႰႩႲႯႣ " on Ancient-Georgian script  "asomtavruli" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_scripts#Asomtavruli
are added. It should be noted that on some coints of that minting the bird is sitting on the left hand of the Tsar Giorgiy III.
On reverse side of the coint there is an inscription by Arabic script -
"The tsar of tsar Giorgiy, son of Demetres and envoy of Messiah"
ملك الملوك
كيوركى بن ديمطرى
حسام المسيح

 

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