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Greece

 

100 Drachmai, 1941

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1000 Drachmai, 1942

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5,000,000 Drachmai 1944

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100,000,000,000 Drachmai 1944

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50 Drachmai, 1978

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Front: Poseidon

Back: Sailing ship, man and woman

 

100 Drachmai, 1978

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Front: Athena Peiraios

Back: Adamantios Koraes (1748-1833), Greek physician, intellectual and scholar

 

500 Drachmai, 1983

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Front: Ioannis Capodistrias (1776-1831), first head of state of independent Greece.

Back: Fortress overlooking Corfu

 

200 Drachmaes, 1996

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Front: Rigas Fereos-Velestinlis (1757-1798), Greek poet and patriot

Back: Secret school run by Greek priests during the Ottoman occupation

 

5000 Drachmaes, 1997

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Front: Theodoros Kolokotronis (1770-1843), a Greek general and the leader of the Greek War of Independence against the Ottoman Empire

Back: Karytaina, a village and a community in Arcadia

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10000 Drachmaes, 1995

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Front: Georgios Papanikolaou (1883-1962), a Greek pioneer in cytopathology and early cancer detection, and inventor of the "Pap smear"

Back: Asklepios, a god of medicine in ancient Greek religion and mythology

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Greece, situated in southeastern Europe on the tip of the Balkan Peninsula, attained the peak of its culture in the 5th century B.C. Fell under Roman domination in the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C., Becoming part of the Byzantine Empire until Constantinople fell to the Crusaders in 1202. Became part of the Ottoman Empire in 1453. Gained independence in 1827 and established as a monarchy in 1833. Proclaimed as a republic in 1925. Monarchy was restored in 1935. Again became a republic in 1974. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Greece.

Beginning on January 1, 2002 Euro becomes the official currency for Greece.

 

 

 

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