Hi everyone, I just thought I would share this numismatic fact:
It is interesting to note that the Bagratuni Dynasty, first ruling from Kars, then Ani, never in its glorious existance issued coins. With the medieval metropolis
of Ani reaching up to 200,000 and an army that withstood the empires of arabs and greeks
, as well as neighboring Armenian
kingdoms, the Bagratunis certainly had
the autonomy and power to issue currency.
(A notable exception of an extremely rare follis
struck by the Lori branch of the dynasty.)
To this day the lack of coins from them remain a great mystery.