Large copper coin, Queen Tamar (1184-1213) and Davit Soslan, Tbilisi, Georgia

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Bargration family badge crest, to the left and right Asomtavruli letters for the names of Tamar and David –ႧႰ and ႣႧ, above and below Asomtavruli letters ႵႩჃႩ in the K’oronikon 420 (=1200 AD) / Geometric decorations with rosettes, arabic legend in the middle ""the great Queen, glory of the world and faith, Tamar, daughter of Giorgi, champion of the Messiah, may God increase her victories" (in a slightly abbreviated form), countermark. 26mm, 5.04 grams. Tbilisi mint. Bennet 175a; Kapanadze 64; Lang 8. For countermark: Obv: Pakhomov #3; Rev: Pakhomov #4 (the meaning of countermark is unknown) SKU T111-50372

Tamar the Great (c. 1160 – 18 January 1213) reigned as a regent (1178-1184) and later as the Queen of Georgia from 1184 to 1213, presiding over the apex of the Georgian Golden Age. A member of the Bagrationi dynasty, her position as the first woman to rule Georgia in her own right was emphasized by the title mepe ("king"), afforded to Tamar in the medieval Georgian sources.