Greece 2 euros 2017 - Archaeological City of Filippi

Obverse of Greece 2 euros 2017 - Archaeological City of Filippi Reverse of Greece 2 euros 2017 - Archaeological City of Filippi
Details Philippi was a city in eastern Macedoniaand its original name was Crenides after its establishment by Thasian colonists in 360/359 BC. The city was renamed by Philip II of Macedon in 356 BC and abandoned in the 14th century after the Ottoman conquest. The present municipality, Filippoi, is located near the ruins of the ancient city and is part of the region of East Macedonia and Thrace in Kavalla, Greece. It was classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016.

The coin depicts part of Basilica B and geometric decorative motifs inspired by a Hellenic mosaic found in the archaeological site. To the left the inscription "ΑΡΧΑΙΟΛΟΓΙΚΟΣ ΧΩΡΟΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΩΝ" (archaeological site of Filippi) and "ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ" (hellenic republic). In the center the year of issue "2017" and to the right the Anthemion (a flower represented in stylized form), which is the symbol of the Greek Mint. On the outer edge of the 12-star five-point representative of the European Union.
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass (75% copper - 20% zinc - 5% nickel)
Edge Edge lettering (Hellenic Republic), fine milled
Comments Designer: George Stamatopoulos

Issue date: 12 October 2017
Mintage 744,000 pieces

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