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Crete is an island in the Mediterranean south of mainland Greece. Greece's independence in 1829 inspired the Greek majority in Crete to wish for a unification of the island with the newly established nation state. In 1897 a revolt broke out on the island which was violently crushed by the Ottoman authorities. The Great Powers, Britain, France, Italy and Russia, decided to occupy Crete to restore order. As unification with Greece was not desired by the Great Powers, the Cretan State was founded in 1898 which was nominally under Ottoman suzerainty but effectively under allied control. The son of King George of Greece, Prince George, became the first High Commissioner of the Cretan State. In 1907 a new revolt broke out over the question of unification. In 1908 Crete was unified with Greece, but it took until 1913 before it was made official. Read more

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Crete - Drachme (1900-1929)

100 Lepta = 1 Drachme

1 Lepton - Geórgios – obverse
1 Lepton - Geórgios – reverse
1 Lepton - Geórgios
1900-1901
Bronze – 0.83 g – ø 15 mm
KM# 1, Schön# 1
2 Lepta - Geórgios (Off-metal strike) – obverse
2 Lepta - Geórgios (Off-metal strike) – reverse
2 Lepta - Geórgios (Off-metal strike)
1900
Copper-nickel – ø 20 mm
KM# Pn1
2 Lepta - Geórgios – obverse
2 Lepta - Geórgios – reverse
2 Lepta - Geórgios
1900-1901
Bronze – 2 g – ø 20 mm
KM# 2, Schön# 2
5 Lepta - Geórgios – obverse
5 Lepta - Geórgios – reverse
5 Lepta - Geórgios
1900
Copper-nickel – 2 g – ø 17.16 mm
KM# 3, Schön# 3
10 Lepta - Geórgios – obverse
10 Lepta - Geórgios – reverse
10 Lepta - Geórgios
1900
Copper-nickel – 3 g – ø 19.5 mm
KM# 4, Schön# 4
20 Lepta - Geórgios – obverse
20 Lepta - Geórgios – reverse
20 Lepta - Geórgios
1900
Copper-nickel – 3.89 g – ø 21.3 mm
KM# 5, Schön# 5
50 Lepta - Geórgios – obverse
50 Lepta - Geórgios – reverse
50 Lepta - Geórgios
1901
Silver (.835) – 2.5 g – ø 18 mm
KM# 6, Schön# 6
1 Drachmi̱ - Geórgios – obverse
1 Drachmi̱ - Geórgios – reverse
1 Drachmi̱ - Geórgios
1901
Silver (.835) – 5 g – ø 23 mm
KM# 7, Schön# 7
2 Drachmai - Geórgios – obverse
2 Drachmai - Geórgios – reverse
2 Drachmai - Geórgios
1901
Silver (.835) – 10 g – ø 27 mm
KM# 8, Schön# 8
5 Drachmai - Geórgios – obverse
5 Drachmai - Geórgios – reverse
5 Drachmai - Geórgios
1901
Silver (.900) – 25 g – ø 37 mm
KM# 9, Schön# 9

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