500 Drachmes: History

Alexander Malioukov, 05.12.2018 00:44
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Obverse Object
Sport, Olympics → Stadium Construction (building, bridge etc.) → Ancient Olympia Stadium
Obverse lettering
ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑ ΠΓ. 2000 ΤΟ ΣΤΑΔΙΟ Θ.Π. ΑΡΧΑΙΑ ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑ ΤΟ ΣΤΑΔΙΟ
Obverse description
Depicts the Crypt of Olympia. Olympia, is a small town in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece, famous for the nearby archaeological site of the same name, which was a major Panhellenic religious sanctuary of ancient Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held. The first games in Olympia are believed to have been held in 776 BC, a date that thereafter constituted the basis for the calculation of time in antiquity. The Olympiad was a period of four years, counting the interval between two Olympic Games. Initially local games, they soon became Peloponnesian and then pan-Hellenic. They acquired an official status, since, whenever in progress, a military truce was declared and any hostilities between rival Greek city-states ceased. One of the most important monuments of Olympia is the Crypt, a long and narrow vaulted passage through which the athletes and judges entered the Stadium, signifying the opening of the games. Olympia, is a small town in Elis on the Peloponnese peninsula in Greece, famous for the nearby archaeological site of the same name, which was a major Panhellenic religious sanctuary of ancient Greece, where the ancient Olympic Games were held. The site was primarily dedicated to Zeus and drew visitors from all over the Greek world as one of a group of such "Panhellenic" centres which helped to build the identity of the ancient Greeks as a nation. Despite the name, it is nowhere near Mount Olympus in northern Greece, where the Twelve Olympians, the major deities of Ancient Greek religion, were believed to live. The Olympic Games were held every four years throughout Classical antiquity, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD.
Reverse Object
Sport, Olympics → Olympic emblem Symbol → 2004 summer olympics
Reverse lettering
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ΤΜΟ ΑΘΗΝΑ 2004 500 ΔΡΑΧΜΕΣ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ΑΘΗΝΑ 2004 500 ΔΡΑΧΜΕΣ
Reverse description
Depicts the official emblem of the Olympic games, surrounded by the inscription, value below, a palmette (the mint mark of the Greek Mint) on the left bottom. The emblem of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games is a simple and timeless olive wreath. Representing Athens and athletic supremacy, it is the 'circle of life'. The symbol of the 2004 Olympic Games, an olive branch crown. The olive branch crown was used in ancient Olympic games to honor the winner on each sport.
Coin description
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad and commonly known as Athens 2004, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece, from 13 to 29 August 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 2004 marked the return of the games to the city where they began. Having previously hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 1896, Athens became one of only four cities to have hosted the Summer Games on two separate occasions. A new medal obverse was introduced at these Games, replacing the design by Giuseppe Cassioli that had been used since the 1928 Games. This rectified the long-lasting mistake of using a depiction of the Roman Colosseum rather than a Greek venue. The new design features the Panathenaic Stadium. There were 301 medal events in 28 different sports. The final medal tally was led by the United States, followed by China and Russia with host Greece at 15th place. Ancient Olympia - 2004 Summer Olympics
Topic
Crypt of Olympia Ancient Olympia
Series
Athens 2004 Summer Olympics 2004 Summer Olympics
Alexander Malioukov, 05.12.2018 00:44
Vasilis Lymperakis, 04.12.2018 03:26
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500 Drachmes, Greece none
Alexander Malioukov, 05.12.2018 00:44