Greece - 10 lepta 1978 (Charging bull)
Greece - 50 lepta 1978 (Markos Botsaris)
Italy - 2 euros 2007 (50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome)
Cyprus - Complete Year Set 2012
Finland - 2 cents 1999 (The heraldic lion of Finland)
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 5 drachma coins have circulated in Greece until the introduction of the
Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:
Aristotle (384-322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and scientist, who shares with Plato and Socrates the distinction of being the most famous of the ancient philosophers. He was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, and at the age of 17 he moved to Athens to study ...
Pegasus, in Greek mythology, was a winged horse, son of Poseidon, god of the sea and the Gorgon Medusa. Pegasus sprang from Medusa's neck when she was killed by the hero Perseus. Shortly after its birth, the magic steed struck the ground on Mount Helicon, ...
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 ...
Constantine I, King of the Hellenes (2 August 1868 - 11 January 1923) was King of Greece from 1913 to 1917 and from 1920 to 1922. He was Commander – in - Chief of the Hellenic Army during the unsuccessful Greco-Turkish War of 1897 and led the Greek forces ...
According to the Greek Mythology, Hera who was not fond of Hercules made him lose his mind. In a confused and angry state, he killed his own wife and children. When he awakened from his "temporary insanity," Hercules prayed to Apollo for guidance, and ...
Greek Drachma coins
Author: Ioannis Androulakis