Object ID
2014.1.44
Object Name
Coin
Date Created
1910
Material
Silver
Object Entities
I, King (is related to)
Thetis, (is related to)
Achiles, (is related to)
Object Description
Greek silver coin: Obverse: "George, Ruler of the Greeks,1910" written in greek characters, surrounding the profile bust of King George I Reverse: Mythological figure Thetis with shield of Achiles seated on sea horse with the word "drachmas" undernieth in greek
Origin
In 1910, 4,570,000 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, 1910, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10329. Accessed 12/03/20.