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Greece

2010

Commemorative coin

2.500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon

Official Journal of the European Union

The inner part of the coin shows a synthesis of a shield and a runner/warrior symbolising the battle for freedom and the noble ideals derived from the battle of Marathon. The bird on the shield symbolises the birth of western civilization at his present form. Around the image it is written in Greek ‘ΜΑΡΑΘΩΝΑΣ/2500 ΧΡΟΝΙΑ/490 Π.Χ./2010 Μ.Χ.’ and the issuing country ‘ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ’. The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

© European Union, 1998-2017, Official Journal of the European Union, 2010/C 270/04

Edge lettering

« ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΔΗΜΟΚΡΑΤΙΑ ★ » HELLENIC REPUBLIC

Designer

George Stamatopoulos

Volume of issue

2010
National Mint ( Halandri (Athen) )
DateVolumePrice
Circulation coins 15.10.2010Rolls of 25 coins2.492.5002,00
Divisional coin set BU22.11.2010Annual coin set, «2.500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon» contains instead of the 2 € circulation coin, 2€ CC «2.500th anniversary of the Battle of Marathon»7.50020,00