I've read the critical edition of Koriwn, and IIRC, it was there.
It was there because it was added later and that has been proven. Ramaz Pataridze (Georgian Scholar) has done great job on writing a monograph "Georgian Asomtravruli" where he mentions famous Georgian Historians (Ivane Javakhishvili
and Zaza Alexidze) showing this fact. Zaza Alexidze points that the legend of Mashtots creating Georgian and Albanian alphabet was not probably known in XIII century. Armenian Historian Mkhitar Airavanetsi
(XIII century) wrote a historical treatise "Chronographical History" and in its second book
he does not even mention about Mashtots creating Georgian Alphabet. On the other hand he clearly states that Georgian alphabet was created by Georgian king Pharnavaz
. He (Armenian Historian) says Первый царь Грузинский, Фарнаваз, из шести языков составил Грузинский язык, и изобрел письмена для этого народа
which translates "first King of Georgia created Georgian language from 6 different languages and created script for this people".
Another Armenian historian of 5th-6th century wrote history chronicles "History of the Armenians
". He based his book on the Koryun's writings (Koryun was one of the main source). He mentions Mashtots contribution to Armenian alphabet but is mute about Georgian and Albanian alphabet. Here's a quote
So it was that after fortuitously receiving the discovered letters, the venerable Mashtoc' set to work adapting [the alphabet] to [the recommendations of] the blessed patriarch of Armenia, Sahak, putting the letters in an easily accessible order and correct syllabic pronunciation. [Sahak] gave him assistants and other learned and scholarly men from among the Armenian priests who, as the venerable Mashtoc', were only slightly familiar with Greek syllabification. Among them were, first, Yohan from Ekegheac' district; second, Yovsep' from Paghanakan Tun [Yovsep' i Paghanakan tanen]; third, Ter from Xorjean, and fourth, Mushe from Taron who aided and  strengthened the venerable Mashtoc', who put the Armenian [g15] alphabet in the same order as the Greek, frequently asking and learning from the blessed kat'oghikos Sahak information about the alphabet, based on the infallible Greek alphabet. For [this group] was not able to unerringly deal with modifications without the guidance of the blessed patriarch Sahak. Sahak was quite competent, having studied with many learned Byzantines. He was fully versed in musical notation, exhortatory rhetoric, and especially philosophy.
Once they had arranged the letters of the Armenian alphabet, adapted from the Greek copy—guided by the Savior—they wanted to establish schools and teach the multitude of clerics. For everyone enthusiastically wanted to study Armenian and were delighted that they had been freed from the torments of Syriac as if escaping from darkness to light. But they hesitated when it came to [translating] the holy Bible. For as yet there was no Armenian translation of the holy testaments for the Church. The venerable Mashtoc' and the honorable priests who were with him lacked the strength to attempt such an intense and important labor, as translating the books [of the Bible] from Greek into  Armenian, because they were not so very adept at Greek.
And what is most important is this: whoever altered original Koryun did not have enough fantasy to come up with better story than the one he came up with. Based on the altered document Mashtots, who did not even know Georgian language, created our alphabet using the help of a Georgian translator. Such an absurd statement! Besides, it took Mashtots years to devise an alphabet for his own native language but came up with Georgian alphabet, an alphabet of the language he did not know at all, in a very short time. Now how could this be? Do you know any other source which states otherwise? When you state such a thing you must have at least some grounding in this. Please educate us.It's common enough a phenomena: foreignors, having to learn the language from scratch, have to ask questions on things that native speakers take for granted. Nearly all the great grammarians of Arabic, for example, were Persian speakers. In turn, most Persian grammars were written for the Turkish ruling elite who had to learn Persian.
This is a straw man. What does that have to do with what I said? The question is how in the world can somebody create an alphabet for a language not knowing that language, namely its phonetics, very well (not to mention that Mashtots did not know Georgian at all
)? And, besides, how it would take for this person to create an alphabet for his own native language in a prolonged time period while at the same time it took him supposedly very short period of time? Your answer has nothing to do with this questions.
Besides, there are other arguments that unequivocally disprove Armenian version.Such as?
Such as above and below mentioned arguments.
Of course we have our own version of its origin which states that Georgian alphabet was designed long before Christianity become state religion by King Pharnavaz.
Any objective proof, like inscritptions, coins, etc?
Firstly, I did not say there was an objective proof for that. Secondly, Armenian source I mentioned above confirms and corroborates to Georgian story given in "Georgian Chronicles". Thirdly, there are couple findings which per Georgian paleographers point to earlier origin of Georgian alphabet. This findings are Davati stella (that is dated around 367, the time when Mashtots was 6 years old) and Nekresi inscription which, per Georgian paleographer Chilashvili, dates back to pre-Christian or early Christian (I-II century) period. I must say though that some Foreign and Georgian authors do not agree with his conclusion. I have read that article: I think he (Chilashvili) has good points and what Stephen H. Rapp says in his footnote here
is IMHO not correct. Chilashvili's argument could be not suggesting the oldness of this inscription but what Rapp says in here I see nothing like that in Chilashvili's article (or resume I've read).
The Armenians sources all indicate that the Bagratunis claimed descent from King David, and earlier than any Georgian source. Since the Armenian King Tigranes ruled both Palestine and Georgia
as attested by numerous, non-Armenian sources, it makes more sense for the David line to make it to the Caucasus under Armenian auspices.
Which sources? And why one should rely on Armenian sources and why not rely on Georgian sources? Why one should mistrust Georgian Kings themselves who were great Saints (like King David or king Tamara)?
That map is but forgery and nothing else. Just because some Armenian put a "map" and article on wiki does not mean it was true. On what sources is that map based? When did Armenians have Mtskheta under their rule? When did they have Kolcheti under their rule? Point to the sources (historical sources not wikipedia) of this blatant misleading info, please.