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Revolutionary General Makriyannis & Parliament Building 50 Drachmes Greece Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Constitution) (1994)

Revolutionary General Makriyannis & Parliament Building 50 Drachmes Greece Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry (Constitution) (1994)

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Revolutionary General Makriyannis & Parliament Building 50 Drachmes Greece Authentic Coin Money for Jewelry and Craft Making (Constitution) (Greek Independence) (1994)

Commemorative issue: 150th Anniversary of the Constitution

Obverse: Bust of Yannis Makriyannis, 3/4 left
Lettering: ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ
ΙΩ. ΜΑΚΡΥΓΙΑΝΝΗΣ

Reverse: Center of Parliament Building
Lettering: ΒΟΥΛΗ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ
1844 1994
150 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ
ΣΥΝΤΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟΥ ΒΙΟΥ
50 ΔΡΧ.

Features
Issuer Greece
Period Third Hellenic Republic (1974-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1994
Value 50 Drachmes (50 GRD)
Currency Third modern drachma (1954-2001)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 8.9 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 7212
References KM# 168, Schön# 109

Wikipedia:
Yannis Makriyannis (Greek: Γιάννης Μακρυγιάννης, Giánnēs Makrygiánnīs;[8] 1797–1864), born Ioannis Triantaphyllou (Ιωάννης Τριανταφύλλου, Iōánnēs Triantafýllou), was a Greek merchant, military officer, politician and author, best known today for his Memoirs. Starting from humble origins, he joined the Greek struggle for independence, achieving the rank of general and leading his men to notable victories, most notably the successful defence of Nafplio in the Battle of the Lerna Mills. Following Greek independence, he had a tumultuous public career, playing a prominent part in the granting of the first Constitution of the Kingdom of Greece and later being sentenced to death and pardoned.

Despite his important contributions to the political life of the early Greek state, general Makriyannis is mostly remembered for his Memoirs. Aside from being a source of historical and cultural information about the period, this work has also been called a "monument of Modern Greek literature", as it is written in pure Demotic Greek. Indeed, its literary quality led Nobel laureate Giorgos Seferis to call Makriyannis one of the greatest masters of Modern Greek prose.

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