Museums of Kakheti
Address:10, Sh. Rustaveli st., Kvareli
Phone:(+995 032) 2 296 604
Working hours:Everyday, except Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 - 18:00
Date of establishment:2001
The Money Museum of the National Bank of Georgia in Kvareli in Kakheti Region is the place to go to see the centuries-old history of money circulation in Georgia, from the 6th century B.C. up to the present.
The exhibits cover twenty-six centuries and contain Colchian tetri, Alexander the Great staters, coins of the Roman Republic and Empire, Parthia coins, Sassanian drachms, Georgian-Sassanian drachms, Arab and Arab-Georgian dirhems, Byzantine nomismas, coins minted by the Kings of the united Georgian Kingdom, dirhams from the period of Mongolian dominance, Trabzonian aspers, XIV-XV century Georgian coins, coins minted by the Georgian Kings in the XVI-XVIII centuries, as well as civic coppers minted in Tbilisi in XVII-XVIII century, Iranian coins of the Safavid and the Efsarid, Ottoman money, European gold ducats and silver talers, Georgian-Russian money minted in Tbilisi in 1804-1834, also old banknotes and coins of the Russian Empire, paper money issued in Georgia after the revolution of 1917, namely the banknotes issued by the Transcaucasia commissariat in 1918, notes issued in 1918-1921 by the independent Democratic Republic of Georgia and paper money issued by the Trans-Caucasian Soviet Federation Socialist Republic in 1921-1924.