Ecru handmade fabric (cotton?) with pink, blue, and maroon vertical stripes. Ballet pink ribbon detailing at left, right and bottom hems. Hot pink ribbon bow at top left, off of center. Hot pink and lavendar ribbon at bottom center hem with coin. 7 1926 50 lepta coins are sewn as details on the apron at center and bottom.
Purchased in 1974 in Thessaloniki. Donor wanted to have a costume from the area from which her family lived, b/c their town was destroyed by war.
Between 1926 and 1930, a new coinage was introduced for the new Hellenic Republic, consisting of cupro-nickel coins in denominations of 20 lepta, 50 lepta, 1 drachma, and 2 drachmae; nickel coins of 5 drachmae; and silver coins of 10 and 20 drachmae. These were the last coins issued for the first modern drachma, and none were issued for the second.
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Apron, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/8344. Accessed 04/11/21.