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10 euro 2024 Proof Greek Culture – Ancient Greek Technology – Archimedes Screw

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Greek collectible silver proof coin with a face value of 10 euros, for the Greek Culture - Ancient Greek Technology - Archimedes Screw, maximum number of 2,000 pieces, Bank of Greece mint, issued in 2024. Archimedes’ screw is a brilliant device used for raising and transporting water. Archimedes is said to have invented it during his stay in Egypt, probably in view of farmers’ need to utilise Nile water for irrigation purposes. It is essentially a hollow tube that contains a spiral or helix that winds its way up. When the lower end of the tube is placed in water and the screw is turned, either manually or mechanically, water trapped within its coils rises until it reaches the top of the tube and pours out into irrigation ditches. The invention is described by the Roman architect Vitruvius, while Diodorus Siculus says that it was also used for draining water from mines. For its simplicity and ingenuity, the device has been popular over time and is still used today in similar applications. The photo is indicative, the coin you will receive is in the original box along with the certificate of authenticity.  

10 euro 2024 Proof Greek Culture – Mathematicians – Thales of Miletus

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Greek collectible silver proof coin with a face value of 10 euros, for the Greek Culture - Mathematicians - Thales of Miletus, maximum number of 2,000 pieces, Bank of Greece mint, issued in 2024. Born in Miletus, on the Ionian coast of Asia Minor, Thales (c. 624-540 BC) was the first known Greek mathematician, the first Greek philosopher and one of the seven sages of antiquity. Breaking with mythological interpretations and believing that the world can be explained as a set of natural processes, he considered water, origin of all, in the spirit of natural philosophy that he pioneered. Thales excelled in cosmology, astronomy, physics and geometry. One of his best known contributions to mathematics is Thales’ theorem, or basic proportionality theorem. Thales was said to have calculated the height of the pyramids and predicted the solar eclipse of 585 BC. According to an anecdote, Thales fell into a well while stargazing. His importance as a thinker is enormous, as he was first in the long tradition of European philosophy and introduced the mathematical study of natural phenomena. The photo is indicative, the coin you will receive is in the original box along with the certificate of authenticity.  

10 euro 2024 Proof Philhellenes – Charles Fabvier

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Greek collectible silver proof coin with a face value of 10 euros, for the Philhellenes - Charles Fabvier, maximum number of 1,500 pieces, Bank of Greece mint, issued in 2024. Charles Nicolas Fabvier (1782-1855) was a distinguished officer of the French army. He served under Napoleon and took part in his campaigns. Dismissed from service after the Bourbon restoration, he decided in 1823 to come to Greece and assist in the War of Independence, persuading many experienced Bonapartists to join him. Following the crushing defeat of the Philhellenes’ Battalion led by Karl Normann, Fabvier undertook to recruit and train regular troops, which excelled in several battles. He learned to speak fluent Greek and was very popular with his men. He was perhaps the most honest and selfless of all philhellenes. In a bold move, on 30 November 1826 he managed to break through the lines of the besieging Ottoman troops and relieve the garrison of the Acropolis, which he defended until the surrender of the stronghold in 1827. In recognition of his services, the Third National Assembly of Troezen (1827) made him an honorary Greek citizen, while King Otto later awarded him with the Grand Cross of the Order of the Redeemer. The photo is indicative, the coin you will receive is in the original box along with the certificate of authenticity.  

2 euro 2024 Coin card BU 50 Years from the Restoration of Democracy in Greece (Constitution)

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Greek copper nickel BU coin 2 euros, for the 50 Years from the Restoration of Democracy in Greece, maximum number of pieces 6.000, Bank of Greece mint, issued in 2024. The fall of the colonels’ junta on 24 July 1974 marked the restoration of democracy in Greece following a seven-year dictatorship.

2 euro 2024 Coin card BU 50 Years from the Restoration of Democracy in Greece (Karamanlis)

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Greek copper nickel BU coin 2 euros, for the 50 Years from the Restoration of Democracy in Greece, maximum number of pieces 6.000, Bank of Greece mint, issued in 2024. The fall of the colonels’ junta on 24 July 1974 marked the restoration of democracy in Greece following a seven-year dictatorship.

2 euro 2024 Coin card BU 50 Years from the Restoration of Democracy in Greece (Vote)

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Greek copper nickel BU coin 2 euros, for the 50 Years from the Restoration of Democracy in Greece, maximum number of pieces 6.000, Bank of Greece mint, issued in 2024. The fall of the colonels’ junta on 24 July 1974 marked the restoration of democracy in Greece following a seven-year dictatorship.

2 euro 2024 Proof 50 Years from the Restoration of Democracy in Greece

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Greek commemorative copper nickel proof coin 2 euros, for the 50 Years from the Restoration of Democracy in Greece, maximum number of pieces 3.500, Bank of Greece mint, issued in 2024. The fall of the colonels’ junta on 24 July 1974 marked the restoration of democracy in Greece following a seven-year dictatorship.

Blister 5 euro 2024 Proof 200 Years from the Destruction of Kassos

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Blister, silver 5 euro proof coin, for the 200 Years from the Destruction of Kassos, maximum number of pieces 3,000, Bank of Greece mint, issued in 2024. In 1824, Sultan Mahmud allied with Muhammad Ali of Egypt to suppress the Greek Revolution. Muhammad Ali’s son, Ibrahim, mustered a large expeditionary force and fleet. After putting down the rebellion in Crete, the Egyptians moved against Kassos, a strategically located maritime island that had assisted the Cretans’ revolt. The Greek government was unable to send its fleet due to lack of funds, leaving the island undefended. On the night of 28 to 29 May, the Egyptians staged a feigned attack on the northern coast of the island, while a small disembarkation force managed to land unobserved at another site. The Kassiots fought heroically but were, inevitably, defeated. A terrible massacre ensued; the island was devastated, over 2,000 people were killed, and an equal number of women and children were enslaved. The destruction of Kassos was one of the most tragic events of the Greek Revolution. Along with the destruction of Psara that followed, it was a serious setback for the Greeks, who now also had to fight a new, mighty enemy.