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SILVER COIN – THE INTEGRATION OF THESSALY AND PART OF EPIRUS (ARTA)

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1881 – The integration of Thessaly and part of Epirus (Arta)

THE COIN DEPICTS RIGAS FERAIOS-VELESTINLIS

Thessaly and the region of Arta were united with Greece in 1881 in the aftermath of the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-1878 and the Congress of Berlin that followed. Under the treaty signed between Greece and the Ottoman Empire on 20 June 1881, Thessaly (with the exception of Elassona) and the Epirote region of Arta were ceded to Greece. The coin portrays Rigas Feraios-Velestinlis (1757-1798), an emblematic figure of Modern Greek Enlightenment, born in Velestino (ancient Pherae), Thessaly. Although his vision of a multinational state free of Ottoman despotism did not prevail, his revolutionary call to arms (especially his Thourios, a revolutionary hymn) and martyrdom were an inspiration to the enslaved Greeks in their struggle for freedom.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION

Denomination: €10

Diameter: 40 mm

Weight: 34.10 g

Edge: plain

Material: silver (Ag) 92.5%

Maximum issue: 4,000 pieces

Minting quality: proof

Coin designed by: George Stamatopoulos

The coins are made of silver with a content of 92.5%, the minting quality is proof and 4000 pieces of each coin have been issued. Each coin is also available individually in a wooden collector case with the corresponding certificate.