Information about legend: KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA

KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA (1900 - 1901)
Full textKPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA (Κρητική Πολιτεία)

Translated 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).

KPHTIKH ΠOΛITEIA - Cretan State Coins (7)
Coin NameMintageEffigy
Two Lepta 1900 793,079
One Lepton 1900 289,283
Twenty Lepta 1900 1,250,000
Ten Lepta 1900 2,000,000
Five Lepta 1900 4,000,000
Two Lepta 1901 707,000
One Lepton 1901 1,710,717
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
Legend: Details
Year From1900
Year To1901
CountryCretan State