Last summer, I was at the American Numismatic Society as part of their graduate student Summer Seminar. One of the great parts about this experience was getting to spend time with coins from the ANS collection: for me, this meant lots of trays of coins from the Caucasus. In the trays, I kept seeing stamps reading “STAROSSELSKY” or “GEN. STARO” on the bottom of the coin boxes, … Continue reading Starosselsky, Coins and the South Caucasus
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