Object ID
2014.1.47
Object Name
Coin
Date Created
1833
Material
Silver
Object Entities
I, King (is related to)
Object Description
Greek Silver coin: Obverse: "George King of the Greeks, 1883" in greek characters surrounding a profile bust of King George I Reverse:"Kingdom of Greece- 1 drachmas" in greek characters surrounding a square crest with a cross in the center, a crown on top and what looks to be drapery on the sides
Origin
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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Citation
Coin, 1833, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10332. Accessed 10/19/21.