Georgia 10-TETRI (KM79) Lion
The image of Saint Mamas (3rd century CE) riding the lion is copied from a silver plate gilded with gold that was created in the 11th century and is part of the Gelati Monastery. The Monastery was founded in 1106 by David the Builder, one of Georgia's greatest kings. The Monastery was a major centre of learning and enlightenment in old Georgia. In Cyprus, Saint Mamas is known as the Patron Saint of Tax Avoiders. He does not appear on the coins of that country.
This coin was minted in 1993 only.
- Diameter: 22 mm
- Composition: Stainless Steel
- CAT#: KM79