1 Drachme - George I Silver Coiun (1910)
Today the silver menu has an old 1 drachma from the good ol' 1910. I used to have three of these coins but during the Christmas festivities I gifted the two and kept the one that was in the best condition for myself.
The front side features a portrait of King George of Greece and reads in Greek, Γεώργιος βασιλεύς των Ελλήνων which as you probably guessed translates to George, king of Greece:
As for the back side, it features Thetis on a horse or something, carrying the shield of Achilles and reads ΔΡΑΧΜΗ for Drachme. Thetis was a lesser Greek sea goddess and mother of the legendary Achilles:
This coin is 0.835 silver and about the size of a euro:
Definitely among my favorite old Greek silver coins, and budget friendly compared to other old greek pieces. I will surely get more in my hands when the first good opportunity arises!
- Composition Silver (.835)
- Weight 5 g
- Diameter 24.0 mm
- Thickness 1.6 mm
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