On The Procedure of Indicating the Sum of Money in Georgian Civil Law Diplomatics /

Karlo Bzhishvili


One of the requisites of old Georgian civil law documents was that the sum of money could be stated. In the majority of cases the statement on the total sum was followed by an indication of half of the sum as well. The purpose of this usage has hitherto remained obscure. The documents of other Eastern people (Armenians, the Bukhara Khanate, Central Asia) follow a similar procedure. However, they add an explanatory postscript, e.g. “… that there should be no doubts…”, etc.

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