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Greek copper coin:
Obverse: "Kingdom of Greece" written in greek characters, surronunding a rectangular crest with a cross in the center, topped with a crown.
Reverse: "5 lepta, 1834" surrounded by two branches of leaves, connected at the bottom with a bow
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. Coins from these time periods often feature a crown a part of the design. Today the country is the Hellenic Republic of Greece.
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Coin, 1834, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10328. Accessed 05/27/24.