Greece 500 Drachma banknote of 1932

06 Apr 2019  Sat

Greece is a country in south-eastern Europe with thousands of islands throughout the Aegean and Ionian seas. Influential in ancient times, it's often called the cradle of Western civilization. Athens, its capital, retains landmarks including the 5th-century B.C. Acropolis citadel with the Parthenon temple. Greece is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos.

Drachma was the currency used in Greece during several periods in its history: From ancient Greek to the Archaic period and the Classical period; From the Hellenistic period up to the Roman period under Greek Imperial Coinage. It continued to be a currency in modern Greece as well. First introduced in 1832, it was replaced by the euro in 2001.

Today we are discussing a 500 Drachma banknote of 1932. The obverse depicts a Bust of Pallas/Athena, daughter of Triton. The revere depicts the Vaphio gold cup involute "Catching wild buffalos". This beautiful multi-coloured note has black and green as its main colours.

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