Greece 50 lepta 1973 - Phoenix Type B

Obverse of Greece 50 lepta 1973 - Phoenix Type B Reverse of Greece 50 lepta 1973 - Phoenix Type B
Krause - Mishler KM# 106
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 - N/A Weight - 2.3gr
Composition Nickel - Brass
Edge Milled
Comments Engravers: I. Stinis, L. Orphanos (Athens Mint)
Mintage 44,514,000 pieces

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