Khoni Historical Museum

For those with an interest in Georgia’s feudal history, the Khoni Historical Museum is a must-see while in the small Imeretian village. Home to an impressive collection of coins, weapons, and handwritten manuscripts from the feudal period, the museum preserves a startling array of artifacts.

The small Imeretian village of Khoni is most attractive to those who are interested in the feudal period, numismatics (the study of coins), weapons, and ancient handwritten manuscripts.

Opened in 1950, Khoni Historical Museum displays collections representing the fascinating feudal period of Georgian history.

The museum preserves a range of cultural artifacts including colchian axes, iron and bronze tools, an exhibition of a Colchian Tetri found in the region, 1,270 examples of old Georgian coinage, and examples of Byzantine and Turkish coins as well.

There are also cultural materials from the 19th and 20th centuries such as objects from daily life, 18th and 19th century weapons, handwritten manuscripts, and printed books.

The museum also offers an intriguing glimpse into the history and economic development of Khoni, namely, the sale of tobacco in the 1950s, as well as the manufacture of silk, of which Khoni is the country’s largest producer.

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