Round bronze medallion with the head of George Stauros, founder and governor of the National Bank of Greece on the front, surrounded by the greek words for "National Bank of Greece" and the dates 1841-1966. An owl with an olive twig and the inscription AOE are featured on the reverse. The coin is housed in a maroon box with white satin lining in the lid and dark cloth on the bottom with the words "National Bank of Greece, 1841-1966 * 125 Years in the Service of the Nation" on the inside lid.
National Bank of Greece 1966 125th anniversary bronze medal (155g, 70mm).
This large bronze medal was issued in 1966 in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the National Bank of Greece. It features on the obverse a bust of Georgios Stavros, the bank's founder and first governor, who lived from 1788 to to 1869. The reverse is signed by the designer, M. Tombros (Michalis Tombros) of Athens, Greece. The medal was minted by Messrs. Picchiani e Barlacchi of Florence, Italy.
The National Bank of Greece, founded in 1841, is the oldest and largest commercial bank in Greece. It issued paper money until the establishment of the Bank of Greece in 1928. Georgios Stavros' portrait also appeared on Greek paper money.
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Medal, Commemorative, 1966, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/6525. Accessed 03/24/23.