Greece 2 drachmas 1998 - Manto Mavrogenous

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Krause - Mishler KM# 151
Details Amongst the heroines of the Greek War of Independence (1821-1830) was Manto Mavrogenous. She was educated at a college in Triestio and spoke Italian and Turkish. She studied ancient Greek philosophy and history. In 1809 her family returned to Mykonos, the island of their origin. She learned with excitement from her father that Philiki Etairia was preparing the Greek revolution. When the news arrived that the struggle for freedom began, Manto invited the leaders of Mykonos to a meeting and persuaded them to join the revolution
Specifications Diameter - 21mm Thickness - 1.48mm Weight - 3.75gr
Composition Copper 99,9%, Phosphorous 0,02%
Edge Smooth

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