Object ID
2014.1.77
Object Name
Coin
Date Created
1894
Material
Silver
Access Points
Object Description
Greek silver coin: Obverse: "Kingdom of Greece, 1894" written in greek alphabet surrounding a crown Reverse: "lepta" a large 5 in the middle with two branches of leaves tied together at the bottom with a bow
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, 1894, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10362. Accessed 12/01/20.