Greece 10-LEPTA (KM63)
Greece 10-LEPTA (KM63)

Greece 10-LEPTA (KM63) Owl

The Athenian owl first appeared on the silver Tetradrachm around 430 BCE, which was minted for over 300 years. Some Greek mythologists have suggested that the owl is actually the goddess Athena (who appeared on the other side of the first owl coins). Athena could shapeshift, and apparently Athena and the owl don't appear together in Greek art. You may read more about the Athenian owl here.

The "Ch. Pillet" on the reverse refers to Charles Pillet (1869-1960), the French engraver of this coin. Both the 5- and 10-lepta owl coins were issued one year only in 1912.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 21.2 mm
  • Composition: Nickel
  • CAT#: KM63

Obverse Legend

ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΝ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΟΣ 1912

Reverse Legend

10 ΛΕΠΤΑ CH.PillEt

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