Greece 50 lepta 1971 - Phoenix

Obverse of Greece 50 lepta 1971 - Phoenix Reverse of Greece 50 lepta 1971 - Phoenix

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Krause - Mishler KM# 97
Details 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 listen to the bird sing. Only one phoenix exists at a time. When the bird felt its death was near, every 500 to 1,461 years, it would build a nest of aromatic wood and set it on fire. The bird was then consumed by the flames but a new phoenix sprang forth from the pyre
Specifications Diameter - 18mm Thickness - 1.45mm Weight - 2.5gr
Composition Copper 79%, Zinc 20%, Nickel 1%
Edge Milled
Comments Engraver: V. Falireas (Athens Mint)

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