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Coin: One Lepton 1901

CountryCretan State CurrencyCretan Drachma
Face value1 (x Lepton) TypeOne Lepton
Year1901 CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
Mintage1,710,717 (1.7 million)
NameMint markMintage
Monnaie de Paris (Paris Mint) Letter A 1,710,717 (1.7 million)
MaterialBronze DesignerAlfred Borrel
MonarchΠρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece) Effigy
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 1901. 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 KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1901

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


One Lepton 1901: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# 1
One Lepton 1901: References to Information Used
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage
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