Lebanese-Armenian artist and collector Harout Torossian donated his collection of Armenian coins and Tigran the Great’s agate ring stone with the king’s bust engraved on it to Artsakh State Museum of History and Country Study. Comprised of 168 samples of old coins and banknotes, the collection is distinguished by its rare coins dating back to the reign of Tigran the Great, Artavazd II and the era of Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia.
The solemn ceremony of donation and the opening of the exhibition took place on July 18, 2015. Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan, other senior officials were present.
Harout Torossian was born in 1933 in Beirut. He studied at National High School of Fine Arts of Paris. The artist creates in the genres of graphics, painting and sculpture. His works are exhibited at the National Gallery of Armenia.