Greece - 10 lepta 1976 (Charging bull)
Greece - 10 lepta 1978 (Charging bull)
Slovenia - 2 euros 2013 (800th anniversary of visits to Postojna Cave)
Finland - 2 cents 1999 (The heraldic lion of Finland)
Estonia - 2 cents 2012 (Geographical image of Estonia)
Lepton (plural lepta) is the name of various fractional units of currency used in the Greek-speaking world from
antiquity until today. The word means "small" or "thin", and during classical and Hellenistic times a lepton was always
a small value coin, usually the smallest available denomination of another currency.
In modern Greece, lepton (modern form: lepto) is the name of the 1/100 denomination of all the official currencies of
the Greek state: The phoenix (1827 – 1832), the drachma (1832 – 2001) and the euro (2002 – current). The following 10
lepta coins have circulated in Greece until the introduction of the
Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:
The Minoan civilization bequeathed us with unique specimens of wall paintings with realistic and life-like representations decorating the renowned Minoan palaces. The government of the Minoan was theocratic, and the religion of Minoan was matriarchal ...
Dolphins are common in Greek mythology and there are many coins from the time which feature a man or boy riding on the back of a dolphin. The Ancient Greeks treated them with welcome; a ship spotting dolphins riding in their wake was considered a good ...
Agriculture was the foundation of the Ancient Greek economy and nearly 80% of the population was involved in this activity. During the early part of Greek history agriculture was based on cereals, such as barley, Durum wheat and, less commonly, millet ...
Greek Drachma Coins
Author: Ioannis Androulakis