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Greece 100 Drachmai 1978

Item Code: GR-200

Theme: Education and its contribution to the nation's independence. Obverse: Head of Athena of Piraeus, goddess of wisdom
and crafts, war and strategy, and inventions in science, industry, art and agriculture, a bronze statue from an Archaeological
Museum of Piraeus, wearing a crested Corinthian helmet, with Medusa's locks visible at her neck. Neoclassical headquarters
of the University of Athens. Reverse: Adamantios Korais (1748-1833), a classical scholar and medical doctor who earned the
title of "Teacher of the Greek Nation" for his role in the intellectual revival that took place in Greece before the outbreak of the
Greek War of Independence in 1821. The image is based on a portrait in the National Historical Museum in Athens. Church of
Arkadi Monastery in Crete, a symbol of Greek independence from Turkey. Date of Issue: 8 December 1978.
Watermark: Head of Charioteer of Delphi (Heniokhos), commissioned by Polyzalus, Delphi Archaeological Museum.
Predominant colour: Light brown. Printer: Idryma Trapezis Tis Ellados.
 

 
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Dimensions: 158 x 67 mm
 

Texts: Trapeza Tis Ellados. Drachmai Ekaton. Pliroteai epi ti, emfanisei.

 

The drachma has been the Greek national currency from 1833 to 2002. On 1 January 2002 the drachma
has been replaced by the euro. Following the introduction of euro banknotes and coins, drachma notes and coins
ceased to be legal tender on 28 February 2002. Drachma banknotes are exchanged for euro at the Bank of
Greece until 1st March 2012.

 
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