Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
|Type||Circulating commemorative coin|
2 EUR = USD 2.27
|Composition||Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
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Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.Schön# 185
And 4 more volumes.
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.
2500th Anniversary of the Battle of Marathon
The coin commemorates the 2500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon. The centre of the coin shows a synthesis of a shield and a runner/warrior representing the struggle for freedom and the noble ideals that the Battle of Marathon stands for. The bird on the shield symbolizes the birth of Western civilization in its present form. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.
ΜΑΡΑΘΩΝΑΣ 2500 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ 490 Π.Χ. 2010 Μ.Χ.
MARATHON 2500 YEARS
HELLENIC REPUBLIC 490 B.C. 2010 A.D.
Engraver: Georgios Stamatopoulos
A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.
Lettering: 2 EURO LL
Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ☆
Translation: HELLENIC REPUBLIC ☆
The Battle of Marathon took place in 490 BC during the first Persian invasion of Greece. It was fought between the citizens of Athens, aided by Plataea, and a Persian force commanded by Datis and Artaphernes. The battle was the culmination of the first attempt by Persia, under King Darius I, to subjugate Greece. The Greek army lead by Miltiades, decisively defeated the more numerous Persians, marking a turning point in the Greco-Persian Wars. This victory was largely due to the Athenians, and Marathon raised Greek esteem of them. The following two hundred years saw the rise of the Classical Greek civilization, which has been enduringly influential in western society and so the Battle of Marathon is often seen as a pivotal moment in Mediterranean and European history.
The coin was issued in bankrolls and in BU allong with the official year KMS blister.
|2010||2 492 500||$ 2.27||$ 2.27||$ 2.27||$ 3.40||$ 2.83||$ 4.11||99%|
|2010||7 500||$ 16||2%||In Sets only|
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