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Full textKPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA (Κρητική Πολιτεία)

(from Greek) Cretan State.


The Cretan State (Greek: Κρητική Πολιτεία, Kritiki Politia; Ottoman Turkish: كريد دولتى‎, Girit Devleti), was established in 1898, following the intervention by the Great Powers (Britain, France, Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Russia) on the island of Crete. In 1908 it was united with Greece.

The country issued its own Drachma coins in 1900 and 1901 and banknotes from 1901 through to 1917 (the issuing bank continued note issues for some years after the state no longer existed).

List of 7 coins carrying this legend:
Cretan State One Lepton 1900 1900 289,283
Cretan State Two Lepta 1900 1900 793,079
Cretan State Five Lepta 1900 1900 4,000,000
Cretan State Ten Lepta 1900 1900 2,000,000
Cretan State Twenty Lepta 1900 1900 1,250,000
Cretan State One Lepton 1901 1901 1,710,717
Cretan State Two Lepta 1901 1901 707,000