During the late 11th and 12th centuries, the mountainous South Caucasus kingdom of Georgia flourished. It strategically exploited its position on the edge of the declining Byzantine and Seljuk empires, and succeeded in extending its sphere of influence from the northern coast of Anatolia all the way to the Caspian Sea. A remarkable series of rulers from the Bagrationi dynasty oversaw this, including Georgi III … Continue reading Georgian Bronzes of the Medieval Golden Age
Names are complicated in the Caucasus, and they have been for a very long time. How else could we have ended up with a Caucasian Iberia and Caucasian Albania? Continue reading Albania in the Caucasus?!?
My post about Georgian imitation staters on the American Numismatics Society Pocket Change blog. Continue reading ANS Pocket Change: Golden Coins and Golden Fleeces
Here is a list of publications useful in the study of Georgian numismatics. Continue reading Georgian Numismatic bibliography
Ovid wrote this line from the coastal Black Sea city of Tomis (modern Constanta, Romania), where he was living as an exile. Then, 1800 years later, Pushkin wrote back. Continue reading “Here, it is I who am the foreigner” (Ovid, Tristia 5.10)