Greece - 50 cents 2003 (Eleytherios Venizelos)
Greece - 1 cent 2012 (Athenian triere)
Greece - 2 cents 2012 (Corvette)
Greece - 2 euros 2003 (Europa abducted by Zeus)
Slovenia - Complete Year Set 2007
The name drachma is derived from the verb dratto ("to grasp"), as initially a drachma was a fistful (a "grasp") of
six oboloi (metal sticks), which were used as a form of currency as early as 1100 BC. The 5th century BC Athenian
tetradrachmon ("four drachmae") coin was the most widely used coin in the Greek world prior to the time of Alexander
After Alexander the Great's conquests, the name drachma was used in many of the Hellenistic kingdoms in the Middle
East, including the Ptolemaic kingdom in Alexandria. The Arabic unit of currency known as dirham known from pre-Islamic
times and afterwards, inherited its name from the drachma; the dirham is still the name of the official currencies of
Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. The Armenian dram also derives its name from the drachma.
The following 10 drachma coins have circulated in Greece until the introduction of the
Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:
Democritus (460 - 370 BC) was a Greek philosopher, who developed the atomic theory of the universe, which had been originated by his mentor, the philosopher Leucippus. Democritus was born in Abdera, Thrace. He wrote extensively, but only fragments of ...
Greek Drachma Coins