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From the history of Armenian coins. 1.First Armenian coins


The coins of kings of Sophene (Tsopk) dated to the second half of the 3rd century BC are believed to the first Armenian coins.
Coat of arms of Erivan (Yerevan 1843 y.)


On the green field silver Echmiatsin church with golden domes and crosses.
Coat of arms of Tiflis


Coat of arms of Tiflis (1843) consisted of two parts:
POTTERY


In traditional housekeeping at Armenians the pottery prevailed.
ARMENIAN CROSS STONES (KHACHKARS) A. L. Yakobson


A. L. Yakobson ARMENIAN CROSS STONES
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Armenia marks Navasard


11.08.2016

YEREVAN.-On August 11 Armenia marks the Day of National Identity _ Navasard. The holiday was set by the parliament in 2009.

In pagan Armenia, New Year was celebrated in summer, in the month of Navasard. It consist of two words: nava (new) and sard (year). The month coincided with the modern August. Fruit of Armenian land ripened by the New Year, and it's no coincidence that this very month was considered the beginning of the year in historical Armenia.

New Year started from 1 Navasard (11 August) and lasted for a week. It was welcomed tableful in all Armenian families. That day special dishes were cooked, abundant tables were set, and all family members welcomed the New Year happily.

Pagan Armenians worshipped goddesses Anahit and Astghik, as well as god Vahagn on New Year.


source: http://news.am


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