|150 Years Since the Birth and 80 Years Since the Death of Konstantinos Kavafis.
Konstantinos Kavafis was a Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday. One of Cavafy's most important works is his 1904 poem "Waiting for the Barbarians". In 1911, Cavafy wrote Ithaca, inspired by the Homeric return journey of Odysseus to his home island, as depicted in the Odyssey. The poem's theme is that enjoyment of the journey of life, and the increasing maturity of the soul as that journey continues, are all the traveler can ask for.
The obverse depicts a portrait of Konstantinos Kavafis and on the reverse is a symbolic picture of the journey to Ithaca, inspired by his poem.
Diameter - 30.5mm
Thickness - 3.2mm
Weight - 18.8gr