Object ID
Object Name
Date Created
circa 1874
Object Entities
George, King (is related to)
Object Description
Greek silver coin: Obverse: "George, King of the Greeks" written in the greek alphabet surrounds a profile bust of King George Reverse: "Kingdom of Greece" written in greek around a crown, under which it says "20 leptas, 18_4"
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, circa 1874, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10364. Accessed 06/07/23.