• 5 Tetri 1993, KM# 78, Georgia
  • 5 Tetri 1993, KM# 78, Georgia
Description

Tetri (Georgian: თეთრი) is a fractional currency used in the country of Georgia. The name tetri ("white") was adopted from the term describing golden, silver or copper coins known in ancient and medieval Georgia. 100 tetri = 1 lari.

Rim varieties exist: thin is common and thick is scarce.

Obverse

Borjgali design divides date within circle. REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA shows in both Roman and Georgian characters.

Borjgali is a Georgian symbol of the Sun with seven rotating wings over the Christian Tree of Life and is related to the Mesopotamian symbols of eternity. It is usually depicted within the circle that symbolizes the Universe. The roots of the Tree go into the "past" and its palm-like branches are for the "future". The Tree itself symbolizes the continuity between past, present and the future. The Borjgali is usually placed above the tree and symbolizes the Sun, eternal movement and life.

Nowadays, the symbol is used in Georgian IDs and passports, as well as on currency.

საქართველოს რესპუბლიკა
19 93
REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA

Reverse

A golden statue of lion from the 3rd millennium B.C. founded in Alazani Valley, Georgia.

Translation: 5 Tetri

5
თეთრი

Edge

5 Tetri

KM# 78 Schön# 9
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Characteristics
Material Stainless Steel
Weight 2.5 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.32 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Mint
Paris Mint (A)

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