Italy - 2 euros 2012 (100 Years since the Death of Giovanni Pascoli)
Greece - 2 euros 2010 (25th Centenary of the Battle of Marathon)
Luxembourg - 2 euros 2012 (100 anniversary of the death of Grand Duke William IV)
Spain - 2 euros 2013 (Monastery and Site of the Escorial, Madrid)
Slovakia - 1 cent 2012 (Krivan)
The name drachma is derived from the verb dratto ("to grasp"), as initially a drachma was a fistful (a "grasp") of
six oboloi (metal sticks), which were used as a form of currency as early as 1100 BC. The 5th century BC Athenian
tetradrachmon ("four drachmae") coin was the most widely used coin in the Greek world prior to the time of Alexander
After Alexander the Great's conquests, the name drachma was used in many of the Hellenistic kingdoms in the Middle
East, including the Ptolemaic kingdom in Alexandria. The Arabic unit of currency known as dirham known from pre-Islamic
times and afterwards, inherited its name from the drachma; the dirham is still the name of the official currencies of
Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. The Armenian dram also derives its name from the drachma.
The following 1000 drachma coins have circulated in Greece until the introduction of the
Common European Currency on January 1, 2002:
The fifth and final series of coins was issued by Greece exactly one hundred years from the date of the first modern Olympic Games.Greco-Roman wrestling is especially popular in Europe, but it is practiced throughout the world. The contestants must ...
The fifth and final series of coins was issued by Greece exactly one hundred years from the date of the first modern Olympic Games.The role of running in ancient Greece was not just a contest. It was used in battle and to bring news. It was also ...
During World War II, Greece was invaded by the Italian forces through the Albanian borders, but managed to defend effectively and push the invaders deep into Albania, despite the fact that the Greek forces were largely outnumbered and carried older equipment.
Greek Drachma Coins