|This Official Blister 2010 the Battle of Marathon, which took place in 490 BC, during the first Persian invasion of Greece.
It was fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes. The defeat at Marathon marked the end of the first Persian invasion of Greece, and the Persian force retreated to Asia.
The "Battle of the Marathon" blister was issued in November 2010 with a mintage of 7,500 pieces. The blister was issued in November 2010 and contains the 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent and 1 euro (unc), as well as a special 2 euros coin commemorating the event.