GREECE, 5 lepta, 1839

$150.00

GREECE, KINGDOM, 5 lepta, 1839, copper, KM16, VF

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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.