Cretan State: Coin Two Lepta 1901 - detailed information

Cretan State: Coin Two Lepta 1901
CoinTwo Lepta 1901

MintMonnaie de Paris (Paris Mint)
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 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
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 Inscription 2 ΛEΠTA
EdgePlain
Edge InscriptionNone
Two Lepta 1901: References to Information Used
All Coins of Country: Cretan State, Type: Two Lepta (2)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Two Lepta 1900 793,079 KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1900
Two Lepta 1901 707,000 KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA 1901
Two Lepta 1901: Details
CountryCretan State
CurrencyCretan Drachma
Coin TypeTwo Lepta
Issued1901
MonarchΠρίγκηψ Γεώργιος της Ελλάδος (Prince George of Greece)
Face Value2 (x Lepton)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1913)
Mintage707,000
MaterialBronze
DesignerAlfred Borrel
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)20
Mass (g)
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Two Lepta 1901: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsCrete KM# 2