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Coin type: Five Drachmai
Description

Composition: 0.900 silver (0.7234 oz ASW), 0.100 copper.

CountryCretan State CurrencyCretan Drachma
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value5 (x Drachma)
Year produced1901 CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
Material0.900 Silver DesignerHenri-Auguste Patey
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)37 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)25
Obverse

Bare head of Prince George of Greece and Denmark right, by Alfred Borrel. Around, ΠPIΓKHΨ ΓEΩPΓIOΣ THΣ EΛΛAΔOΣ YΠATOΣ APMOΣTHΣ EN KPHTH' (Πρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος Ύπατος Αρμοστής εν Κρητή, or Prince George of Greece, High Commissioner of Crete) and the date, 1901.

The effigy and legend of Prince George appeared on Cretan coinage even though he was technically just a representative of the Great Powers on the island and not a monarch.

Below the truncation of the Prince's neck in tiny letters Α ΒΟΡΡΕΛ (the designer's name A [Alfred] Borrel in Greek transliteration) (the designer's initials for Alfred Borrel in Greek transliteration).

Obverse inscription

ΠPIΓKHΨ ΓEΩPΓIOΣ THΣ EΛΛAΔOΣ YΠATOΣ APMOΣTHΣ EN KPHTH' 1901

Reverse

At centre, the crowned, mantled and supported by two figures (representing Hercules) coat of arms of the Cretan State. Around, KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA (Κρητική Πολιτεία - Cretan State, in Greek). Below that the denomination, 5 ΔPAXMAI (5 Δραχμαί - 5 Drachmai, or 5 Drachmas).

To the left of the denomination, a small cornucopia - privy mark of the Director of the Paris Mint. To the right of the denomination, a torch - privy mark of Henri-Auguste Patey, chief engraver of the Paris Mint 1896 - 1926. No mint mark (A).

Reverse inscription

KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 5 ΔPAXMAI

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

List of 1 coins of type: Five Drachmai from Cretan State
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Five Drachmai 1901 150,000 Πρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece) Portrait by Alfred Borrel ΠPIΓKHΨ ΓEΩPΓIOΣ THΣ EΛΛAΔOΣ YΠATOΣ APMOΣTHΣ EN KPHTH' 1901
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