Greece 200 drachmas 1996
|Deep orange on multicolored underprint
Obverse: R. Velestinlis-Feraios and Feraios again singing his patriotic song
Rigas-Fereos (Velestinlis) was a forerunner and leading figure of the Greek enlightenment and confederation. He was the first to visualize the liberation of the Balkans from the Ottoman Empire and was executed by the Ottomans in 1798 after vainly attempting to launch a Balkan-wide revolt against Ottoman rule
Reverse: Secret school run by Greek priests during the Ottoman occupation
Watermark: Bust of Philip of Macedonia
Philip II of Macedon was an ancient Greek king until his assassination in 336 and father of Alexander the Great and Philip III.
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