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George I (1845–1913) was King of Greece from 1863 until his death in 1913. Originally a Danish prince, George was born in Copenhagen. He was only 17 years old when he was elected king by the Greek National Assembly, which had deposed the unpopular former king Otto. He married the Russian grand duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia, and became the first monarch of a new Greek dynasty. George's reign of almost 50 years (the longest in modern Greek history) was characterized by territorial gains. During the First Balkan War, after Greek troops had occupied much of Greek Macedonia, George was assassinated in Thessaloniki.
Engraver: Charles Pille
Crown right of centre hole, date below. Inscription "Kingdom of Grece".
Owl on amphora left of centre hole. Engraver's name below.