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Coin type: Two Lepta

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

CountryCretan State CurrencyCretan Drachma
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value2 (x Lepton)
Years produced1900 - 1901 CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
MaterialBronze DesignerAlfred Borrel
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)20 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 inscriptionKPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA [year]

Framed by olive and laurel branches, the denomination 2 ΛEΠTA (2 Λεπτά - 2 Lepta). Below that, A - the mint mark of the Paris Mint.

Reverse inscription2 ΛEΠTA
EdgePlain Edge inscriptionNone
List of 2 coins of type: Two Lepta from Cretan State
Two Lepta 1900 793,079 Πρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece) KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1900
Two Lepta 1901 707,000 Πρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece) KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1901
Two Lepta: Some useful external links
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