GREECE, 5 lepta, 1869 BB

$100.00

GREECE, KINGDOM, 5 lepta, 1869 BB, Strasbourg mint, copper, KM42, there are spots of luster that do not show in the picture, red & brown AU

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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.