Cretan State: Coin Type Two Lepta - detailed information

Cretan State: Coin Type Two Lepta (issued 1900 - 1901)
Coin TypeTwo Lepta

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

Obverse

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]
Reverse

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
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Two Lepta: Details
CountryCretan State
CurrencyCretan Drachma
From1900
To1901
Face Value2 (x Lepton)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
MaterialBronze
DesignerAlfred Borrel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)
Two Lepta: Photos
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Crete 2 Lepta 1900
Copyright: Vasilakopoulos Numismatics
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Crete 2 Lepta 1900
Copyright: Vasilakopoulos Numismatics
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