King David's Coin to be Exhibited in Tbilisi

From September 17, the British Council and the British Embassy in Tbilisi will open the first-ever exhibition of the remarkable coin from the 12th century at the Georgian National Museum. 

The legendary and unique coin from the time of King David the Builder has left the territory of the United Kingdom. The coin was minted during his reign and is on loan from the British Museum. 
The exhibition is held within the UK/Georgia 2019 season, the specially curated programme of more than 60 events jointly presented by the British Council in Georgia and the British Embassy in Tbilisi. The UK/Georgia season aims to show Georgia the culture of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. At the opening ceremony, it was noted that the United Kingdom will be hosting the Georgian season in 2020.

Those interested in the historically and culturally remarkable coin will be able to see King David's Coin in person at Simon Janashia Museum of Georgia from September 17, and online, using the new digital platform at The digital option also offers a historical background of the coin, refreshing one’s knowledge from the era the coin was minted.

The exhibition of the remarkable coin with the image of King David the Builder is supported by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia and Georgian Airways.

The coin will be visiting its ‘motherland’ until December 15, 2019.

By Nini Dakhundaridze 

16 September 2019 15:32