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1988 or 2000 Greece 50 Drachme coin pendant Greek ship Homer Athens Ithaca Corinth Argos Hellenic Macedonia Aegean Thebes Knossos n000699

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Greece 50 Drachmes {1986-2000} 12S

FEATURING:
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

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