Greece 2 euros 2013 - Founding of the Platonic Academy

Obverse of Greece 2 euros 2013 - Founding of the Platonic Academy Reverse of Greece 2 euros 2013 - Founding of the Platonic Academy
Krause - Mishler KM# 252
Details The Academy was founded by Plato in ca. 387 BC in Athens. Aristotle studied there for twenty years before founding his own school, the Lyceum.

The Academy persisted throughout the Hellenistic period as a skeptical school, until coming to an end after the death of Philo of Larissa in 83 BC. Although philosophers continued to teach Plato's philosophy in Athens during the Roman era, it was not until AD 410 that a revived Academy was re-established as a center for Neoplatonism, persisting until 529 AD when it was finally closed down by Justinian I.
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
Edge Edge lettering (Hellenic Republic), fine milled
Comments Issued on 8 July 2013
Mintage 754,000 pieces

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