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Live auction - fwo_421303 - GREECE - PROVISIONAL GOVERNMENT Lepton Phénix 1831

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 570 €
Maximum bid : 590 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 17:40:40
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Lepton Phénix
Date: 1831
Quantity minted : 612000
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,3 g.
Edge : lisse
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
L’exemplaire est frappé sur un flan régulier, légèrement décentré. Recouvert d’une patine marron claire
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection JMB


Obverse legend : (LÉGENDE GRECQUE).
Obverse description : Phénix dans son bûcher sous une croix latine.
Obverse legend : awpa./ ELLHNIKH POLITEIA.


Reverse legend : (LÉGENDE GRECQUE).
Reverse description : dans une couronne formée d’une branche d’olivier et d’une palme.
Reverse legend : KYBERNHTHSI. A. KAPODISTRIAS// 1831// 1 LEPTO.


Type sans cercle autour du phénix.

Historical background



The war of liberation begins March 25, 1821 at the initiative of Archbishop Germanos of Patras. The Greeks began slaughtering Turks and uplift rapidly gaining Athens and the islands. At a national conference in 1822, Greece proclaims itself independent. In April 1822, the Turks pull themselves together and massacred the population of Chios, causing outrage across Europe. With the help of the Egyptians, Sultan Mahmud II shows the Morea in 1825 and arrived in Athens in 1827. The war then already more than 200,000 dead. Before the French reaction, an expeditionary force releases the Morea, and Russian army invaded Turkey, Sultan preferred to treat and recognizes the independence of Greece in the Treaty of Adrianople (14 September 1829). An interim president, Capo d'Istria, government since April 1827 but was assassinated in 1831. France, Russia and England then requires the restoration of the monarchy and Prince Otto, son of King Ludwig I of Bavaria, was elected in 1832.

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