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Greek Gods and Goddesses on Banknotes


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Greece 50 Drachma 1964 a lovely note with ancient themes and Arethusa.

 

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But Arethusa was bumped off in 1978 and replaced with Poseidon and more ships.

 

Arethusa lasted just about as long on the Italian 500 Lire:

 

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But alas not forever as she was replaced by the late 1970's.

 

I like the designs because the vignettes are very similar to those used on ancient Greek cities coinages, particularly those of Syracuse.

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Our very own Labmom has a good sized collection of Greek and Italian notes with Gods and Goddesses on her banknotebank.com collection:

 

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Including a few I need for the pretty girl collection.

Thanks for linking to my collection. Saves me from doing it. :ninja: I do still have a few more Greek notes to add to the collection.

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in romania during 1877-1947 the watermarks wore usual with gods and goddesses like Rome, Mercur, Athena and empereurs like Traian(98-117). olso some of them apear on banknotes as main figures

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