Germany - 2 euros 2013 (Maulbronn Abbey in Baden-Wurttemberg)
Greece - 50 lepta 1978 (Markos Botsaris)
Germany - 2 euros 2013 (50 Years of Franco-German Friendship (Elysee Treaty))
Spain - 2 euros 2013 (Monastery and Site of the Escorial, Madrid)
Greece - 1 cent 2012 (Athenian triere)
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 50
lepta coins have circulated in Greece until the introduction of the
Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:
The Greek War of Independence was a successful insurgency waged by the Greeks between 1821 and 1827 to win independence from the Ottoman Empire. Markos Botsaris (1788–1823) was a Greek patriot exiled from his native Epirus in 1803, who was prominent in ...
The phoenix bird symbolizes immortality, resurrection and life after death in the ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology. According to the Greeks, the bird lives in Arabia, near a cool well and every morning at dawn, the sun god would stop his chariot to ...
Greek Drachma Coins
Author: Ioannis Androulakis