An exhibition was opened at Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia Numismatic Treasures. The money-making history in Georgia spans twenty-seven centuries. One of the oldest centers of civilization in coin making is the Kolkheti civilization. The circulation of coins and banknotes begins here in VI century BC.
The Numismatic exhibition will expose the heritage of money circulation to the public from VI Century BC until the year of 1834.
It is the first time that a numismatic collection of such scale is introduced at Simon Janashia Museum. The visitors of the exhibition are introduced with the pre-coin era, where the massive bronze rings of various weight and size dominate the II-I Millennium BC, in conjunction with a display of variety of weapons. Those items used to measure the value of goods in the ancient times.
The exhibition presents 3,500 different coins. They include rare specimens of Colchis white, King of Colchis, coins from the Alexander the great’s era, the coins from the first Roman emperor Octavian Augustus, as well as coins from various eras of Georgia and the world. The visitors will see for the first time the Georgian- Sasanian rare dirhams, as well as silver coins from Queen Tamara’s period and many more.
The Minister of Education and Science of Georgia - Tamar Sanikidze said, that the public will have access to such exposure. She also noted, that it is important for the society to get acquinted with the rich collection that our country holds.