UDC 93/94

THE MONUMENT OF ITS ERA: THE COPPER COIN OF THE LAST KING OF KARTLI-KAKHETI, GEORGE XII FROM SOUTH-WESTERN CRIMEA

Choref Mikhail Mikhailovich
Nizhnevartovsk State University

Abstract
The object of our study was extremely rare for Crimea coin – bisti of last king of Kartli-Kakheti, George XII. She was found in the southwestern part of the peninsula, near the town of Bakhchisaray. Obviously, this coin could not participate in the monetary circulation of the region. After the annexation of Crimea to the Russian market it was full of copper coins of imperial coinage. The population of the Crimea needed if only imported gold and silver. We believe that interest us the coin fell in the Crimea as a trophy of one of Georgia's accession to the Russian participants. Thus, bisti of George XII of Crimea is an important, symbolic monument of the era.

Category: 07.00.00 History

Article reference:
The monument of its era: the copper coin of the last king of Kartli-Kakheti, George XII from South-Western Crimea // Modern scientific researches and innovations. 2016. № 11 [Electronic journal]. URL: https://web.snauka.ru/en/issues/2016/11/73866

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