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2000 Greece Hellas 50 Drachme coin pendant Greek sailing ship Homer Iliad & the Odyssey poems Iliad Trojan War Troy Ithaca Athens Sparta Thessaloniki Corfu Crete Ithaca Corinth Argos Thebes n000699

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Greece 50 Drachmes {1986-2000} 22S

front: a sailing boat is surrounded with the facial value and the inscription "ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ" (Republic of Greece)

back: the portrait of Homer, the supposed author of the early Greek poems the Iliad and the Odyssey, is accompanied with a legend which indicates his name in Greek: "ΟΜΗΡΟΣ

Homer is the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature. The Iliad is set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek kingdoms. It focuses on a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles lasting a few weeks during the last year of the war. The Odyssey focuses on the journey home of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy.

Many accounts of Homer's life circulated in classical antiquity, the most widespread being that he was a blind bard from Ionia, a region of central coastal Anatolia in present-day Turkey. Modern scholars consider them legends.

• quantity 1
• demonetized {no longer in circulation} Aluminium-Bronze coin
• diameter: 27.6 mm
• weight: 9.2 g

• 24” brass ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}

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