1,000,000 Laris 1994

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1 Lari, 1995

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Front: Niko Pirosmani (1860-1918), Georgian artist

Pirosmani was a self-learned artist. He painted on a black oilcloth. His paintings have a monumental character and are at the same time very intimate, warm with sentiment.

Back: Arial view of Tbilisi


2 Lari, 1995

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Front: Zakaria Paliashvili (1871-1933), Georgian composer

Zakaria Paliashvili was founder of the Georgian school of national musical composition. He later became the first Georgian rector of the Tbilisi State Conservatoire.

Back: Tbilisi National Opera and Ballet Theater


Tbilisi National Opera and Ballet Theater

Tbilisi National Opera and Ballet Theater

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5 Lari, 2002

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Front: Ivane Javakishvili (1876-1940), Georgian historian

Back: Golden statue of a lion (2300-2000 B.C. found in a tomb in the Alazani valley); Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

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Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

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10 Lari, 1995

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Front: Akaki Tsereteli (1840-1915), Georgian poet

Back: Woman seated on stump spinning yarn with a crop spindle from painting "Imereti" (My Mother, 1918) by David Kakabadze (1889-1952)




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20 Lari, 2002

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Front: Ilya Chavchavadze (1837-1907), Georgian writer, poet, journalist and lawyer

Back: Equestrian statue of Vakhtang Gorgasali (440 AD-502 AD), king of Iberia

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50 Lari, 2004

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Front: Tamar the Great (1160-1213), Queen of Georgia 1184-1213

Back: Astrological sign of Sagittarius

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100 Lari, 2008

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Front: Shota Rustaveli (1172-1216), Georgian poet

Back: Daniel in the Lions' Den (Martvili monastery, Western Georgia)

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200 Lari, 2006 (2007)

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Front: Kakutsa Choloashvili (1888-1930), Georgian military officer and a commander of an anti-Soviet guerrilla movement in Georgia

Back: Sukhumi, a city in western Georgia and the capital of Abkhazia

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5 Lari, 2017

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Front: Ivane Javakishvili (1876-1940), Georgian historian

Back: Farm scene

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20 Lari, 2016

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Front: Publishing house; magazine Sakartvelos Moambe and newspaper Iveria; personal belongings including lens, watch, pen, and inkpot; Georgian writer Ilia Chavchavadze (1837-1907)

Back: Panoramic view of old Tbilisi featuring the Narikala fortress; equestrian monument to King Vakhtang Gorgasali

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50 Lari, 2016

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Front: Cave monastery in Vardzia; Tamar the Great (1160-1213), Queen regnant of Georgia 1184-1213; XIII-century bas-relief from Pitareti Virgin Mari Monastery

Back: Astrological sign of Sagittarius from a Georgian miniature manuscript of the XII century

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100 Lari, 2016

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Front: 12th century Georgian Poet Shota Rustaveli; VII-century bas-relief of biblical story "Daniel in the Den of Lions" from Martvili Cathedral of Assumption of the Virgin Mary; poem "The Knight in the Tiger Skin"

Back: Gas lamp post; the Zakaria Paliashvili Tbilisi State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet on Freedom Square in Tbilisi

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Georgia, bounded by the Black Sea, Armenia, Turkey Russia and Azerbaijan, was the Georgian Social Democratic Republic of the U.S.S.R. Became independent in 1991. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Georgia.




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