• 50 Tetri 1993, KM# 81, Georgia
  • 50 Tetri 1993, KM# 81, 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. The plural of the term "tetri" is "tetrebi." However, the Georgian language uses the singular form when the quantity is specified, so in practice the plural of "tetri" is just "tetri." 100 tetri = 1 lari.

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

Griffin figure from Samtavisi Cathedral left, above denomination

Samtavisi (Georgian: სამთავისი) is an eleventh-century Georgian Orthodox cathedral in eastern Georgia, in the region of Shida Kartli, some 45km from the nation’s capital Tbilisi.

Translation: 50 Tetri

50
თეთრი

Edge

50 Tetri

KM# 81 Schön# 12
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Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 2.45 g
Diameter 19 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin

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