Greece 1000 drachmai 1942
|Black on blue-gray and pale orange underprint
Obverse: Bust of young girl from Thasos at center
Reverse: Statue of Lion of Amphipolis at center
Amphipolis was an ancient Greek city in the region once inhabited by the Edoni people in the present-day periphery of Central Macedonia. It was built on a raised plateau overlooking the east bank of the river Strymon where it emerged from Lake Cercinitis, about 3 m. from the Aegean Sea. Founded in 437 BC, the city was finally abandoned in the 8th century AD.
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