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1000 Drachmes 1926, Greece

in Krause book Number: 100b
Years of issue: 15.10.1926, 04.11.1926
Edition: --
Signatures: Unknown signature
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 04.11.1926
Material: Unknown material
Size (mm): 193 x 92
Printer: American Bank Note Company, New - York

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1000 Drachmes 1926

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1000 Drachmes 1926

Georgios StavrosThe engraving on banknote is made after this image of Georgios Stavros from "Magazin Ethnikon Imerologion Bretou" Issue by Marinos Bretos (1828-1871), Vol 5, No 1 (1865).

Georgios Stavros (1788-1869) was a Greek banker, benefactor and revolutionary. He was one of the founders and the first governor of the National Bank of Greece.

Denominations are around.

At the top, as overprint, is the new name of the bank of Greece.

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1000 Drachmes 1926

lion gatesThe Lion Gate was the main entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae, southern Greece. It was erected during the XIII century BC in the northwest side of the acropolis and is named after the relief sculpture of two lionesses in a heraldic pose that stands above the entrance. The Lion Gate is the sole surviving monumental piece of Mycenaean sculpture, as well as the largest sculpture in the prehistoric Aegean.

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Bottom right the red bar instead of signature.