½ Bisti - Vakhtang VI

½ Bisti - Vakhtang VI -  obverse½ Bisti - Vakhtang VI -  reverse

Obverse © Pavle Chumburide - Reverse © Pavle Chumburidze

Features

Country Georgia
Type Standard circulation coin
Year 1120 (1708)
Calendar Islamic (Hijri)
Value 1/2 Bisti (0.5)
Currency Abazi (-1801)
Composition Copper
Weight 8 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 97688
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Obverse

Threemasted ship and pigeon descending. Below on the waves date: 1708 or 1709, presented as 178 or 179, without 0. Circle around.

Lettering: 178 or 179

Reverse

Two zodiacal fishes in the centre and Georgian Mkhedruli legend
abbreviation for the name of Vakhtang: ვნგ or ვტგ. All in ornamented frame

Lettering:
Persian legend. mint and date.
فلوس ضرب تفليس ١١٢٠

Translation: Pulus (in this case, general term for copper money) was struck at Tbilisi in 1120 (=1708/1709).

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1120 (1708)  Obverse 178 Rare
1120 (1708)  Obverse 179 Rare
1120 (1708)  without 178 or 179

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