GREECE, 1 lepton, 1869 BB

$45.00

GREECE, KINGDOM, 1 lepton, 1869 BB, Strasbourg mint, Obverse: bust L, GEORGIWS BASILEWS TWN ELLHNWN, copper, KM40, XF

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Modern Greece emerged from the Ottoman Empire in the early 19th century. Seeking protection from Europe they looked around for a well connected yet weak European royal for patronage and alliances. They picked a Bavarian prince. The monarchs were mediocre, and have been thrown out by republican revolutions twice in the the 20th century.