Greece 2-DRACHMAI (KM61)
Greece 2-DRACHMAI (KM61)

Greece 2-DRACHMAI (KM61) Hippocampus

it looks like a horse, but the tail on the left side of the image shows it is actually a hippocampus (aka hippocamp aka sea-horse aka merhorse). Like a mermaid, but with a horse front-end.

This imaginary beast is shared by Phoenician and Greek mythology. Casually lounging on this particular hippocamp is Thetis, a nymph and the mother of Achilles who recently lost his armour. Mom is busy delivering him a special new shield: The Shield of Achilles, described in Homer's Iliad.

Specifications

  • Diameter: 27.2 mm
  • Composition: 0.835 Silver
  • CAT#: KM61

Obverse Legend

ΓΕΩΡΓΙΟΣ Α! ΒΑΣΙΛΕΥΣ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ 1911

Reverse Legend

ΔΙΔΡΑΧΜΟΝ

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