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1966 Greece Hellas 5 Drachmai coin pendant Greek white cross Constantine II Heracles Athens Thessaloniki Patras Larissa Rhodes Santorini Crete Mykonos Corfu Hellenic Argos Meteora Pella Halkidiki Corinth Kos Volos Ioannina Attica Sparta Thebes n001824

  • £17.00


note: extra-large coin


Greece 5 Drachmai {1966 or 1970} 1S

Constantine II

FEATURING
front: Greek crowned arms (shield with cross) with the defenders 'Heracleses' of the crown each holding a club

The coat of arms of Greece comprises a white Greek cross on a blue escutcheon, surrounded by two laurel branches. It has been in use in its current form since 1975. Prior to the adoption of the current coat of arms, Greece used a number of different designs, some of which were not heraldic; the first heraldic design was introduced in 1832 and its main element, the blue shield with the white cross, has been in use in one form or another since then.

The current coat of arms of Greece derives from the Greek national flag, which was adopted in March 1822. The cross symbolises Eastern Orthodox Christianity. Blue and white have been interpreted as symbolising the colours of the famed Greek sky and sea.

Lettering:
ΒaCΙλΕΙΟΝ ΤΗC ΕλλaΔΟC
• 5 ΔΡaΧΜaΙ •

Translation:
KINGDOM OF GREECE
• 5 DRACHMAI •

back: The portrait of young Constantine II

Lettering: ΚωΝCΤaΝΤΙΝΟC ΒaCΙλΕΥC ΤωΝ ΕλλΗΝωΝ
Translation: CONSTANTINE KING OF THE GREEKS

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} polished Copper-nickel coin
• diameter: 27.5 mm
• weight: 9 g
• comes with a 24" stainless steel ball chain, 2.4 mm thick

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1966 Greece Hellas 5 Drachmai coin pendant necklace jewelry Greek white cross king Constantine II Heracles Athens Thessaloniki Patras Larissa Rhodes Santorini Crete Mykonos Corfu Hellenic Argos Meteora Pella Halkidiki Corinth Kos Heraklion Volos Ioannina Attica Sparta Chalkidice Mycenae Olympia Macedonia Thebes Peloponnese n001824


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