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10 Lari 2019, Georgia

in Krause book Number: 77
Years of issue: 01.10.2019
Signatures: President of the National Bank of Georgia: Koba Gvenetadze
Serie: 2016 Issue
Specimen of: 2019
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 127 х 64
Printer: Polska Wytwornia Papierow Wartocziowych, Warszawa

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Denomination 10, Akaki Tsereteli, emblem of Lari.


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Akaki Tsereteli (Georgian: აკაკი წერეთელი) (1840-1915), often mononymously known as Akaki, was a prominent Georgian poet and national liberation movement figure.

Born in the village of Skhvitori, Imereti region of western Georgia on June 9, 1840, to a prominent Georgian aristocratic family. His father was Prince Rostom Tsereteli, his mother, Princess Ekaterine, a daughter of Ivane Abashidze and a great-granddaughter of King Solomon I of Imereti.

Following an old family tradition, Tsereteli spent his childhood years living with a peasant’s family in the village of Savane. He was brought up by peasant nannies, all of which made him feel empathy for the peasants’ life in Georgia.He graduated from the Kutaisi Classical Gymnasium in 1852 and the University of Saint Petersburg Faculty of Oriental Languages in 1863.

Akaki was a close friend of Prince Ilia Chavchavadze, a Georgian progressive intellectual youth leader. The young adult generation of Georgians during the 1860s, led by Chavchavdze and Tsereteli, protested against the Tsarist regime and campaigned for cultural revival and self-determination of the Georgians.

He is an author of hundreds of patriotic, historical, lyrical and satiric poems, also humoristic stories and autobiographic novel. Tsereteli was also active in educational, journalistic and theatrical activities.

The famous Georgian folk song Suliko is based on Tsereteli’s lyrics. He died on January 26, 1915 and was buried at the Mtatsminda Pantheon in Tbilisi. Had a son, Russian opera impresario Alexey Tsereteli. A major boulevard in the city of Tbilisi is named after him, as is one of Tbilisi's metro stations.

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As I was informed from the money museum of the National Bank of Georgia - namely, by Mr. Roland Spanderashvili, the image of apple blossom (Malus domestica) and Swallow (Hirundo rustica) are shown as symbols of spring.

This is due to the poems of Akaki Tsereteli, in which, often, the onset of spring figuratively meant hope for the independence of Georgia.

A sentence of the poem "Spring" is on banknote:

"The swallow twittered, shrill and gay,

Arriving from across the main.

'This spring!' 'This spring!' it called to me;

My heart with hope was filled again.

I flung my window open wide;

How changed and fair was all the world!

And cleaving to my throbbing breast,

Delight its rosy wings unfurled.

Spring's fragrance filled the air; and I

Inhaled the sweetness, and was glad.

The future seemed so rosy that

I cried with joy: 'O why be sad!'

I will attain my heart's desire

By wintry frosts made cold and drear;

In wedlock will all nature smile,

And Hymen's anthem will I hear.

Sweet is the essence of the rose;

The violet droops before my eye;

The nightingale her lays of love

Pours forth in thrilling melody".

...exclaims a jubilant poet in the poem "Spring" in response to the news of the murder of Alexander II.

Cheerful sounds concluding lines of the poem "My faith":

"And my heart beats again, believing

The people in the prime of his native country,

Like it or not, winter, all the doors

Open wide for the spring!" (С. Чилая. Акакий Церетели .rus)

Map of Georgia is in lower right corner.

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10 Lari 2019 in UV.


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Centered is the portrait of mother of Georgian artist David Kakabadze (8 (20) August 1889 - 10 May 1952) from his painting "Imereti - Mother of Mine" (1918).

Today its kept at the Georgian National Museum (საქართველოს ეროვნული მუზეუმი). More precisely - in The Art Museum of Georgia (საქართველოს ხელოვნების მუზეუმი), because Georgian National Museum is the complex of important Georgian museums.

Before 1991 it was kept in The Art Museum of Georgian SSR.

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Georgian coat of arms is in top right corner.

The coat of arms of Georgia is one of the national symbols of the republic. It is partially based on the medieval arms of the Georgian royal house and features Saint George, the traditional patron saint of Georgia. In addition to St. George, the original proposal included additional heraldic elements found on the royal seal, such as the seamless robe of Jesus, but this was deemed excessively religious and was not incorporated into the final version.

The State coat of arms of Georgia is a heraldic shield, on its red field is depicted a silver rider on a silver horse and with a silver spear ending with a golden cross, Saint George with a golden halo, striking a silver dragon. The shield is crowned with the Iverian (Georgian) crown. The supporters are two golden lions, standing on a compartment of stylized grape vine ornament. The compartment is embellished with a silver-purple motto ribbon (face is silver, back is purple). On the silver field of the ribbon with black Mkhedruli letters is written the motto "ძალა ერთობაშია" ("Strength is in unity"). On the ribbon, in the beginning and the end of the inscription, are depicted purpure heraldic crosses.

Although the shield is officially described as purpure, it is often depicted as red.


Designer of Lari sign: professional artist-ceramist Malkhaz Shvelidze.