Object ID
2013.5.123
Object Name
Coin
Object Collection
Date Created
1976
Material
Copper; Nickel
Object Entities
Greece, (created by)
Poulos, Pete (owned by)
Poulos, Peter (is related to)
Aristotle, (is related to)
Access Points
Object Description
This is a 5 drachma coin from the year 1976. On the front side is a portrait of Greek philosipher Aristotle. He appears in a similar fashion to United States presidents on American coins. His name is written in Greek letters to the left of his head. The back of the coin features a big number 5, signifying the amount that the coin is worth. Underneath this number is the word "drachma" written in Greek, signifying the amount of the coin. Underneath the word "drachma" is the word 1976, signifying the year that the coin was minted. The words "Hellenic Democracy" written in Greek surround the entire coin. The coin has a silver color. It is made of copper and nickel. Its edge is smooth.
Origin
The coin was minted in 1976 and has a value of 5 drachma. The front of the coin features Aristotle, a famous Ancient Greek philosopher and astronomer who is still very widely respected and influential. He is also well known for being the tutor of Alexander the Great. The back of the coin features the words "Hellenic Democracy", which was the tagline for the new democratic government that took control of the Hellenes in 1973.
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Citation
Coin, 1976, Pete Poulos Collection, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/9812. Accessed 11/28/21.