Object ID
Object Name
Date Created
circa 1866
Object Description
Greek bronze coin: Obverse: the profile of a man's bust with the words "King George of the Greeks" in the greek alphabet around it. Reverse: "Diovolon 5 lepta" surronded with a wreath of leaves and berries *the coin is to worn to read most of the writing on it
The Cretan Revolt of 1866–1869 or Great Cretan Revolution was a three year uprising in Crete against Ottoman rule, the third and largest in a series of Cretan revolts between the end of the Greek War of Independence in 1830 and the establishment of the independent Cretan State in 1898.
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Coin, circa 1866, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/10365. Accessed 03/26/23.