Georgia 10 Lari banknote 1995 Akaki Tsereteli

10 Georgian lari
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Georgia banknotes 10 Lari note
Georgia banknotes 10 Lari note 1995

Obverse: The obverse of the banknote features a portrait of Akaki Tsereteli, a famous Georgian poet and public figure, with the legend "Akaki Tsereteli 1840-1915", a swallow and a blossoming branch.
Reverse: The reverse of the banknote features the portrait of a mother from the Georgian artist David Kakabadze's painting "Imereti – Mother of Mine" and a vine tendril.
Date of issue: 2002
Size: 125 x 63 mm

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Akaki Tsereteli
Prince Akaki Tsereteli (1840-1915) 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, was a daughter of Ivane Abashidze and a great-granddaughter of King Solomon I of Imereti. Following an old family tradition, Akaki 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 Gymnasium in 1852 and the University of Saint Petersburg Faculty of Oriental Languages in 1863.
Prince Akaki Tsereteli 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. Akaki Tsereteli was also active in educational, journalistic and theatrical activities.
The famous Georgian folk song Suliko is based on Akaki 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.

David Kakabadze
David Kakabadze (August 8, 1889 – May 10, 1952) was a Georgian avant-garde painter, graphic artist and scenic designer. A multi-talent, he was also an art scholar and innovator in the field of cinematography as well as an amateur photographer. Kakabadze's works are notable for combining innovative interpretation of European "Leftist" art with Georgian national traditions, on which he was an expert.