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Detailed information about coin type: One Lepton from Cretan State:

Coin type: One Lepton

Composition: 95% copper, 4% tin, 1% zinc.

CountryCretan State CurrencyCretan Drachma
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value1 (x Lepton)
Years produced1900 - 1901 CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
MaterialBronze DesignerAlfred Borrel
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)15 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)

At centre, crown (identical with the crown of earlier coins of the Kingdom of Greece). Around, KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA (Κρητική Πολιτεία - Cretan State, in Greek). Below the crown in small letters, Α ΒΟΡΡΕΛ (the designer's name A [Alfred] Borrel in Greek transliteration). Below, the date. To the left of the date, a small cornucopia - privy mark of the Director of the Paris Mint. To the right of the date, a torch - privy mark of Henri-Auguste Patey, chief engraver of the Paris Mint 1896 - 1926.

Obverse inscription



Framed by olive and laurel branches, the denomination 1 ΛEΠTON (1 Λεπτόν - 1 Lepton; earlier Greek orthography was Lepton, later changed to Lepto). Below that, A - the mint mark of the Paris Mint.

Reverse inscription


EdgePlain Edge inscription


List of 2 coins of type: One Lepton from Cretan State
One Lepton 1900 289,283 Πρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece) KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1900
One Lepton 1901 1,710,717 Πρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece) KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1901
One Lepton: Some useful external links
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