Banknote of 250 roubles, 1919, 160 x 95 mm, HMA 18856/3; averse: Archangel Michael on two sides, with griffons atop, reverse: an Armenian peasant woman at the spinning-wheel, with a winged lion on her right.   Collection : Numismatic collection Exposition : Period : Contemporary Era Era : Location : Place : Material : Paper Inventar # : 18856-3

Armenia, Tigranes the Great (95-55 BC), tetradrachm issued in 83-69 BC, weight: 15.33 gm, HMA 18981/4; a. The bust of the King with a crown and a diadem, b. Tyche seated on a rock. Collection : Numismatic collection Exposition : Armenia in the 4th c. BC - 3rd c. AD Period : Hellenistic period Era : Location : Place : Material : Silver Inventar # : 18981/4

The Kiurikian Kingdom in Lori, Kiurike II 1(048-1089), follis, weight: 6.53 gm, HMA 14106; a. The bust of Jesus Christ, b. + LORD HELP KIURIKE CUROPALATUS Collection : Numismatic collection Exposition : Period : Middle Ages Era : Location : Place : Material : Copper Inventar # : 14106

The statuette represents a deity patronizing fertility. She is shown sitting with her gaze fixed upwards. Her head is small, her face is oval-shaped and flat. Her forehead is narrow and her big nose is sticking out. Her eyes are marked as round depressions and her mouth is a small crack. Around her short neck are incisions in relief imitating a twisted necklace. Her breast is decorated with an ornament of horizontal bead strings. The cloak covering the woman’s shoulders and back is edged with fu [...]

The three-dimensional sculpture of the cross presents the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Christ, nude and standing upright, is nailed on the logs. His hair is spread over the shoulders, His cheeks and chin are covered with a beard and His arms are horizontally spread. His eyes are open without an expression of pain and supplication towards those who surround him. These details are characteristic features of the old period cross-stones, called Amenaprikich (Saviour of All). Christ’s hands, feet and [...]

THE UNIQUE FIND OF A 5500 -YEAR-OLD LEATHER SHOE Areni-1 Cave Complex, Trench 3 Copper Age, 3600-3500 BC The leather shoe was discovered in 2008. As evidenced by the excavating archeologists, the shoe was dated from 3500 BC by the radio-carbon analysis in Spectrometry Laboratories at the Universities of California and Oxford. This permits considering the unique find that came down to us in a state of stunning preservation “the world’s oldest shoe”. Archeological excavations have been carried out [...]