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1000 Drachmes 1942, Greece

in Krause book Number: 118a
Years of issue: 21.08.1942
Edition: --
Signatures: Dimitrios Santis, D. Nomikos, M. Pierros
Serie: No Serie
Specimen of: 21.08.1942
Material: Dirt-resistant cotton paper with Anti Soil Treatment
Size (mm): 139 x 69
Printer: Printing works department of Bank of Greece (Idryma Trapezis tis Ellados), Athens

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1000 Drachmes 1942




1000 Drachmes 1942

Young girl from the island Thasos.

Thasos or Thassos is a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea, close to the coast of Thrace and the plain of the river Nestos but geographically part of Macedonia. It is the northernmost Greek island, and 12th largest by area. Thasos is also the name of the largest town of the island (also known as Limenas Thasou, "Harbour of Thasos"), situated at the northern side, opposite the mainland and about 10 kilometres (6 mi) from Keramoti.


1000 Drachmes 1942

lionThe Lion of Amphipolis is undoubtedly one of the most significant preserved monuments of the IV century BC. It has been restored and stands next to the old bridge of Strymonas river at the regional street Amphipolis-Serraiki Akti. After the last discovery of the funerary enclosure of the “Kasta” mound in ancient Amphipolis, according to the research results of the 28th Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities, the burial monument of the Lion is closely related to the grave marker of the burial mound, which is in fact its foundation and is placed in the central and highest point of the mound, also following the geometry of the enclosure.