THE GREEK REVOLUTION THROUGH THE COINS OF THE NEW GREEK STATE
Dr Dimitra Tsangari, Konstantinos Christopoulos
15.00€

The publication presents all the coins of the new Greek State whose iconography is inspired by the Greek Revolution of 1821, the most important event in modern Greek history.

The armed uprising of the Greeks against the Ottoman Empire, which began in 1821, resulted in the overthrow of the Ottoman rule and the establishment of the new Greek State. Individuals, events, ideas and works of art related to the Revolution were included in the monetary program and imprinted on the national medium of exchange. Even today, in the era of the Euro currency, the national sides of certain metal coins depict figures of this period.

The coin is thus transformed into a valuable pool of knowledge, drawing our attention back to the protagonists of the Greek Revolution and highlighting its values and messages.

The publication contains photographs of coins of the new Greek State, which have come from the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection and are accompanied by photographs of works of art that complement the coins’ iconography. Use of these works was made possible by kind permission of the National Gallery - Alexandros Soutzos Museum (Athens), the National Historical Museum (Athens) and the Averoff Art Gallery (Metsovo).

The publication was issued in the framework of the actions organized by Alpha Bank's Numismatic Collection as part of the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution.

Language : Greek
 
Region : Athens
 
Released date : 2021
 
Dimensions : 28 x 21
 
Pages : 48
 
ISBN : 978-618-5072-46-9
 
Cover type : Paperback
 
Editor: Alpha Bank
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