Object ID
Object Name
Date Created
Object Entities
I, King (is related to)
Object Description
Greek silver coin: Obverse: "George, King of the Greeks" in Greek characters, 1879 surrounding a profile bust of King George Reverse: Greek crest surronded by what possibly says "The kingdom of Greece" (its difficult to read due to wear) this coin has a hole in the top, put in after minting-possibly to hang on a chain.
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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Coin, 1879, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10326. Accessed 05/29/22.