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25000 Drachmes 1943, Greece

in Krause book Number: 123a
Years of issue: 12.08.1943
Edition: --
Signatures: Unknown signature
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 12.08.1943
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 140 x 69
Printer: Printing works department of Bank of Greece (Idryma Trapezis tis Ellados), Athens

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25000 Drachmes 1943

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On the left side is Nymph Deidamia. In Greek mythology, daughter of the king of the island of Skyros Lycomedes, which Thetis hid her son Achilles (along as a woman) before the Trojan War, as he had predicted the death near the walls of Troy. Deidamiya became the beloved of Achilles and bore him a son Neoptolemus.

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OlympiaOlympia ruins.

Olympia (Ολυμπία) is located in the southern part of the country, 10 miles (16 kilometers) inland from the Ionian Sea.

It is one of the most influential ancient Greek sanctuaries, located in western Peloponnese, in Elis. It is is positioned in a serene and rich valley at the confluence of the Alpheios and the Kladeos rivers. In antiquity it was famous beyond the borders of mainland Greece for hosting the Olympic Games every four years, starting in 776 BCE.

The archaeological site is located withing walking distance of the modern village called Ancient Olympia and it includes ruins from Bronze Age to the Byzantine eras. The site covers an expanded area of ruins scattered among low trees, as well as the ancient stadium, where the Olympics took place. An impressive array of artifacts which were unearthed during excavations are on exhibition at the nearby Olympia Museum. (ancient-greece.org)

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