Object ID
2014.1.38
Object Name
Coin
Date Created
1869
Material
Copper
Object Entities
I, King (is related to)
Object Description
Greek copper coin: Obverse: "George, King of the Greeks" in Greek characters, 1869 surrounding a profile bust of King George Reverse: "2 lepta" surrounded by two branches of leaves and berries, tied together at the bottom with a bow
Origin
In 1869, 7,482,000 of these coins were minted in Greece. The modern nation of Greece obtained independence from Ottoman Turkey in 1833. It functioned as a monarchy from that year until 1925 and again from 1935-1974. This coin features the bust of the ruler at the time King George I.
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Citation
Coin, 1869, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10321. Accessed 12/09/21.