Large coin of Queen Rusudan (1223-1245), Tbilisi, Medieval Kingdom of Georgia

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Rusudan's name abbreviated in Asomtavruli within a complicated geometric decoration /  Arabic legend in four lines: "Queen of the Kings and Queens, glory of the world, kingdom and faith, Rusudan, daughter of Tamar, champion of the Messiah, may God increase her victories". 24mm, 3.16 grams. Tbilisi mint. Catalogue of Georgian Numismatics, p.252ff. SKU T1225-52338

Daughter of Queen Tamar of Georgia by David Soslan, she succeeded her brother George IV of Georgia on January 18, 1223. George’s untimely death marked the beginning of the end of the Georgian Golden Age.