Information about a legend which can be found on coins or banknotes:
ΠPIΓKHΨ ΓEΩPΓIOΣ THΣ EΛΛAΔOΣ YΠATOΣ APMOΣTHΣ EN KPHTH' 1901
|Legend||ΠPIΓKHΨ ΓEΩPΓIOΣ THΣ EΛΛAΔOΣ YΠATOΣ APMOΣTHΣ EN KPHTH' 1901|
|Person||Prince George of Greece and Denmark|
|Full text||ΠPIΓKHΨ ΓEΩPΓIOΣ THΣ EΛΛAΔOΣ YΠATOΣ APMOΣTHΣ EN KPHTH' 1901 (Πρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος Ύπατος Αρμοστής εν Κρητή 1901)|
(from Greek, old orthography): Prince George of Greece, High Commissioner of Crete. 1901
Prince George of Greece and Denmark (Modern Greek: Πρίγκιπας Γεώργιος) was the second son of George I of Greece and Olga Konstantinovna of Russia. He served as high commissioner of the Cretan State during its transition towards independence from Ottoman rule and union with Greece.
Although technically just a representative of the Powers and not a monarch, the effigy and legend of Prince George appeared on Cretan coinage in 1901 (only).
|Cretan State||Fifty Lepta 1901||1901||600,000|
|Cretan State||One Drachma 1901||1901||500,000|
|Cretan State||Two Drachmai 1901||1901||175,000|
|Cretan State||Five Drachmai 1901||1901||150,000|