• 20 Drachmai 1973, KM# 111, Greece, Constantine II, 21 April 1967
  • 20 Drachmai 1973, KM# 111, Greece, Constantine II, 21 April 1967
Description

The Greek military junta of 1967–1974, commonly known as the Regime of the Colonels, or in Greece simply The Junta, The Dictatorship and The Seven Years, was a series of far-right military juntas that ruled Greece following the 1967 Greek coup d'état led by a group of colonels on 21 April 1967. The dictatorship ended on 24 July 1974 under the pressure of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. The fall of the junta was followed by the Metapolitefsi, and the establishment of the Third Hellenic Republic.

Obverse

A nymph is riding sidesaddle a horse who is rearing up above a dolphin who is jumping out of the water.

Nymphs, in Greek and Roman mythology, were lesser divinities or spirits of nature, dwelling in groves and fountains, forests, meadows and streams

Engraver: N. Perantinos

1973
N.ΠΕΡΑΝΤΙΝΟΣ

Reverse

Depicts the emblem of the Junta: the Phoenix rising from its flames and the silhouette of the soldier bearing a rifle with fixed bayonet. On the header the word Kingdom of Greece and on the footer 21 April 1967, the date of the coup d'état, can be seen in Greek. Denomination below.

Engraver: V. Falireas

ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ
21 ΑΠΡΙΛΙΟΥ 1967
20
• ΔΡΑΧΜΑΙ •

Edge

20 Drachmai

Regime of the Colonels
KM# 111 Schön# 47
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Circulating)
Material Cupronickel
Weight 11.95 g
Diameter 32 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Coin
Alt # KM# 111.1, KM# 111.2, KM# 111.3
Mint
Bank of Greece

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