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DRACHMA (Greek : δραχμή Modern Greek: , Ancient Greek: ; pl. drachmae or drachmas) was the currency used in Greece
Greece
during several periods in its history:

* An ancient Greek currency unit issued by many Greek city states during a period of ten centuries, from the Archaic period throughout the Classical period , the Hellenistic period
Hellenistic period
up to the Roman period under Greek Imperial Coinage . * Three modern Greek currencies, the first introduced in 1832 and the last replaced by the euro in 2001 (at the rate of 340.75 drachma to the euro). The euro did not begin circulating until 2002 but the exchange rate was fixed on 19 June 2000, with legal introduction of the euro taking place in January 2002.

It was also a small unit of weight .

CONTENTS

* 1 Ancient drachma

* 1.1 Value * 1.2 Denominations of Ancient Greek drachma
Greek drachma
* 1.3 Historic currency divisions

* 2 Modern drachma

* 2.1 First modern drachma

* 2.1.1 Coins * 2.1.2 Notes

* 2.2 Second modern drachma

* 2.3 Third modern drachma

* 2.3.1 Third modern drachma coins * 2.3.2 Gallery * 2.3.3 Banknotes * 2.3.4 Gallery (banknotes)

* 3 Encoding * 4 In popular culture * 5 See also * 6 Restoration * 7 Notes and references * 8 External links

ANCIENT DRACHMA

Drachma
Drachma
in the Greek world Above: Six rod-shaped obeloi (oboloi) displayed at the Numismatic Museum of Athens
Numismatic Museum of Athens
, discovered at Heraion of Argos . Below: grasp of six oboloi forming one drachma Athenian silver didrachm of "heraldic type" from the time of Peisistratos
Peisistratos
, 545–510 BC. Obverse: Four-spoked wheel. Reverse: Incuse square, divided diagonally Greek drachma
Greek drachma
of Aegina. Obverse: Land Chelone / Reverse: ΑΙΓ(INA) and dolphin. The oldest Aegina chelone coins depicted sea turtles and were minted ca. 700–550 BC. Silver tetrobol (4/6 of drachma) from Massalia . Obverse: Artemis
Artemis
wearing stephane. Reverse: ΜΑΣΣΑ (of Massalians), lion standing righ. Tetradrachm from Olympia . 105th Olympiad
Olympiad
, 360 BC. Obverse: Head of Zeus. Reverse: The nymph Olympia, inscription: ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑ. Silver Drachma
Drachma
of Philip III Arrhidaios , minted at Babylon
Babylon
. Obverse: Head of Herakles. Reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros.

The name drachma is derived from the verb δράσσομαι (drássomai, "(I) grasp"). It is believed that the same word with the meaning of "handful" or "handle" is found in Linear B
Linear B
tablets of the Mycenean Pylos
Pylos
. Initially a drachma was a fistful (a "grasp") of six oboloí or obeloí (metal sticks, literally "spits ") used as a form of currency as early as 1100 BC and being a form of "bullion": bronze, copper, or iron ingots denominated by weight. A hoard of over 150 rod-shaped obeloi was uncovered at Heraion of Argos
Heraion of Argos
in Peloponnese . Six of them are displayed at the Numismatic Museum of Athens
Numismatic Museum of Athens
.

It was the standard unit of silver coinage at most ancient Greek mints, and the name obol was used to describe a coin that was one-sixth of a drachma. The notion that drachma derived from the word for fistful was recorded by Herakleides of Pontos (387–312 BC) who was informed by the priests of Heraion that Pheidon , king of Argos, dedicated rod-shaped obeloi to Heraion. Similar information about Pheidon's obeloi was also recorded at the Parian Chronicle
Parian Chronicle
.

Ancient Greek coins normally had distinctive names in daily use. The Athenian tetradrachm was called owl , the Aeginetic stater was called chelone , the Corinthian stater was called hippos (horse ) an so on. Each city would mint its own and have them stamped with recognizable symbols of the city , known as badge in numismatics, along with suitable inscriptions, and they would often be referred to either by the name of the city or of the image depicted. The exact exchange value of each was determined by the quantity and quality of the metal, which reflected on the reputation of each mint.

Among the Greek cities that used the drachma were: Abdera , Abydos , Alexandria
Alexandria
, Aetna , Antioch
Antioch
, Athens
Athens
, Chios
Chios
, Cyzicus
Cyzicus
, Corinth
Corinth
, Ephesus
Ephesus
, Eretria
Eretria
, Gela
Gela
, Catana
Catana
, Kos
Kos
, Maronia
Maronia
, Naxos
Naxos
, Pella
Pella
, Pergamum
Pergamum
, Rhegion , Salamis , Smyrni
Smyrni
, Sparta
Sparta
, Syracuse , Tarsus , Thasos
Thasos
, Tenedos
Tenedos
, Troy
Troy
and more.

The 5th century BC Athenian tetradrachm ("four drachmae") coin was perhaps the most widely used coin in the Greek world prior to the time of Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
(along with the Corinthian stater ). It featured the helmeted profile bust of Athena
Athena
on the obverse (front) and an owl on the reverse (back). In daily use they were called γλαῦκες glaukes (owls), hence the proverb Γλαῦκ’ Ἀθήναζε, 'an owl to Athens', referring to something that was in plentiful supply, like 'coals to Newcastle '. The reverse is featured on the national side of the modern Greek 1 euro coin .

Drachmae were minted on different weight standards at different Greek mints. The standard that came to be most commonly used was the Athenian or Attic one, which weighed a little over 4.3 grams.

After Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
's conquests, the name drachma was used in many of the Hellenistic
Hellenistic
kingdoms in the Middle East
Middle East
, including the Ptolemaic kingdom in Alexandria
Alexandria
and the Parthian Empire
Parthian Empire
based in what is modern-day Iran
Iran
. The Arabic unit of currency known as dirham (in the Arabic language
Arabic language
, درهم), known from pre-Islamic times and afterwards, inherited its name from the drachma or didrachm (δίδραχμον, 2 drachmae); the dirham is still the name of the official currencies of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates . The Armenian dram also derives its name from the drachma.

VALUE

It is difficult to estimate comparative exchange rates with modern currency because the range of products produced by economies of centuries gone by were different from today, which makes purchasing power parity (PPP) calculations very difficult; however, some historians and economists have estimated that in the 5th century BC a drachma had a rough value of 25 U.S. dollars (in the year 1990 – equivalent to 46.50 USD
USD
in 2015 ), whereas classical historians regularly say that in the heyday of ancient Greece
Greece
(the fifth and fourth centuries) the daily wage for a skilled worker or a hoplite was one drachma, and for a heliast (juror) half a drachma since 425 BC.

Modern commentators derived from Xenophon
Xenophon
that half a drachma per day (360 days per year) would provide "a comfortable subsistence" for "the poor citizens" (for the head of a household in 355 BC). Earlier in 422 BC, we also see in Aristophanes
Aristophanes
(Wasps, line 300–302) that the daily half-drachma of a juror is just enough for the daily subsistence of a family of three.

A modern person might think of one drachma as the rough equivalent of a skilled worker's daily pay in the place where they live, which could be as low as $1 USD
USD
, or as high as $100 USD, depending on the country.

Fractions and multiples of the drachma were minted by many states, most notably in Ptolemaic Egypt
Ptolemaic Egypt
, which minted large coins in gold, silver and bronze.

Notable Ptolemaic coins included the gold pentadrachm and octadrachm, and silver tetradrachm, decadrachm and pentakaidecadrachm. This was especially noteworthy as it would not be until the introduction of the Guldengroschen in 1486 that coins of substantial size (particularly in silver) would be minted in significant quantities.

For the Roman successors of the drachma, see Roman provincial coins .

DENOMINATIONS OF ANCIENT GREEK DRACHMA

The weight of the silver drachma was approximately 4.3 grams or 0.15 ounces, although weights varied significantly from one city-state to another. It was divided into six obols of 0.72 grams, which were subdivided into four tetartemoria of 0.18 grams, one of the smallest coins ever struck, approximately 5–7 mm in diameter.

DENOMINATIONS OF SILVER DRACHMA

IMAGE DENOMINATION VALUE WEIGHT GREEK

Dekadrachm 10 drachmae 43 grams Δεκάδραχμον

Tetradrachm 4 drachmae 17.2 grams Τετράδραχμον

Didrachm 2 drachmae 8.6 grams Δίδραχμον

Drachma 6 obols 4.3 grams Δραχμή

Tetrobol 4 obols 2.85 grams Τετρώβολον

Triobol (hemidrachm) 3 obols ( 1⁄2 drachma) 2.15 grams Τριώβολον (ἡμίδραχμον)

Diobol 2 obols 1.43 grams Διώβολον

Obol 4 tetartemoria ( 1⁄6 drachma) 0.72 grams Ὀβολός (ὀβελός)

Tritartemorion 3 tetartemoria 0.54 grams Τριταρτημόριον (τριτημόριον)

Hemiobol 2 tetartemoria ( 1⁄2 obol) 0.36 grams Ἡμιωβέλιον (ἡμιωβόλιον)

Trihemitetartemorion  3⁄2 tetartemorion 0.27 grams Τριημιτεταρτημόριον

Tetartemorion  1⁄4 obol 0.18 grams Τεταρτημόριον (ταρτημόριον, ταρτήμορον)

Hemitetartemorion  1⁄2 tetartemorion 0.09 grams Ἡμιτεταρτημόριον

HISTORIC CURRENCY DIVISIONS

8 chalkoi = 1 obolus 6 oboloi = 1 drachma 70 drachmae = 1 mina (or mna), later 100 drachmae = 1 mina 60 minae = 1 Athenian Talent (Athenian standard)

Minae and talents were never actually minted: they represented weight measures used for commodities (e.g. grain) as well as metals like silver or gold. The New Testament
New Testament
mentions both didrachma and, by implication, tetradrachma in context of the Temple tax . Luke\'s Gospel includes a parable told by Jesus of a woman with 10 drachmae, who lost one and searched her home until she found it.

MODERN DRACHMA

DRACHMA

Δραχμή

Modern drachma coins

ISO 4217
ISO 4217

CODE GRD

DENOMINATIONS

SUBUNIT

 1/100 leptοn (Λ.)

SYMBOL Δρχ., Δρ. or ₯

BANKNOTES

 FREQ. USED 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000 Δρ.

 RARELY USED 50 Δρ.

COINS

 FREQ. USED 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 Δρ.

 RARELY USED 10 Λ., 20 Λ., 50 Λ., 1 and 2 Δρ.

DEMOGRAPHICS

USER(S) None, previously: Greece
Greece

ISSUANCE

CENTRAL BANK Bank of Greece
Greece
and Greek mint

 WEBSITE www.bankofgreece.gr

PRINTER Bank of Greece
Greece

 WEBSITE www.bankofgreece.gr

MINT Bank of Greece
Greece

 WEBSITE www.bankofgreece.gr

VALUATION

INFLATION 3.1% (2000)

 SOURCE Grecian.net

ERM

 SINCE March 1998

 FIXED RATE SINCE 19 June 2000

 REPLACED BY €, NON CASH 1 January 2001

 REPLACED BY €, CASH 1 January 2002

 € = 340.750 Δρ.

This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

FIRST MODERN DRACHMA

The drachma was reintroduced in May 1832, shortly before the establishment of the modern state of Greece
Greece
(with the exception of the subdivision Taurus). It replaced the phoenix at par. The drachma was subdivided into 100 lepta .

Coins

The first coinage consisted of copper denominations of 1, 2, 5 and 10 lepta, silver denominations of  1⁄4,  1⁄2, 1 and 5 drachmae and a gold coin of 20 drachmae. The drachma coin weighed 4.5 g and contained 90% silver, with the 20-drachma coin containing 5.8 g of gold.

In 1868, Greece
Greece
joined the Latin Monetary Union
Latin Monetary Union
and the drachma became equal in weight and value to the French franc
French franc
. The new coinage issued consisted of copper coins of 1, 2, 5 and 10 lepta, with the 5- and 10-lepta coins bearing the names obolos (ὀβολός) and diobolon (διώβολον), respectively; silver coins of 20 and 50 lepta, 1, 2 and 5 drachmae and gold coins of 5, 10 and 20 drachmae. (Very small numbers of 50- and 100-drachma coins in gold were also issued.)

In 1894, cupro-nickel 5-, 10- and 20-lepta coins were introduced. No 1-lepton or 2-lepta coin had been issued since the late 1870s. Silver coins of 1 and 2 drachmae were last issued in 1911, and no coins were issued between 1912 and 1922, during which time the Latin Monetary Union collapsed due to World War I
World War I
.

Between 1926 and 1930, a new coinage was introduced for the new Hellenic Republic, consisting of cupro-nickel coins in denominations of 20 lepta, 50 lepta, 1 drachma, and 2 drachmae; nickel coins of 5 drachmae; and silver coins of 10 and 20 drachmae. These were the last coins issued for the first modern drachma, and none were issued for the second.

Notes

Banknote
Banknote
of 1912 issued by the NBG

Notes were issued by the National Bank of Greece
Greece
from 1841 until 2001 when Greece
Greece
joined the Euro
Euro
. Early denominations ranged from 10 to 500 drachmae. Smaller denominations (1, 2, 3 and 5 drachmae) were issued from 1885, with the first 5-drachma notes being made by cutting 10-drachma notes in half.

When Greece
Greece
finally achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1828, the phoenix was introduced as the monetary unit; its use was short-lived, however, and in 1832 the phoenix was replaced by the drachma, adorned with the image of King Otto of Greece
Greece
, who reigned as modern Greece’s first king from 1832 to 1862. The drachma was divided into 100 lepta. In 2002 the drachma ceased to be legal tender after the euro, the monetary unit of the European Union, became Greece’s sole currency.

Between 1917 and 1920, the Greek government issued paper money in denominations of 10 lepta, 50 lepta, 1 drachma, 2 drachmae, and 5 drachmae. The National Bank of Greece
Greece
introduced 1000-drachma notes in 1901, and the Bank of Greece
Greece
introduced 5000-drachma notes in 1928. The Greek government again issued notes between 1940 and 1944, in denominations ranging from 50 lepta to 20 drachmae.

During the German -Italian occupation of Greece
Greece
from 1941 to 1944, catastrophic hyperinflation and Nazi looting of the Greek treasury caused much higher denominations to be issued, culminating in 100,000,000,000-drachma notes in 1944.

SECOND MODERN DRACHMA

In November 1944, after Greece
Greece
was liberated from Germany, old drachmae were exchanged for new ones at the rate of 50,000,000,000 to 1. Only paper money was issued. The government issued notes of 1, 5, 10 and 20 drachmae, with the Bank of Greece
Greece
issuing 50-, 100-, 500-, 1000-, 5000-, and 10,000-drachma notes. This drachma also suffered from high inflation. The government later issued 100-, 500-, and 1000-drachma notes, and the Bank of Greece
Greece
issued 20,000-and 50,000-drachma notes.

THIRD MODERN DRACHMA

In 1953, in an effort to halt inflation, Greece
Greece
joined the Bretton Woods system . In 1954, the drachma was revalued at a rate of 1000 to 1. The new currency was pegged at 30 drachmae = 1 United States dollar . In 1973, the Bretton Woods System was abolished; over the next 25 years the official exchange rate gradually declined, reaching 400 drachmae to 1 U. S. dollar. On 1 January 2002, the Greek drachma
Greek drachma
was officially replaced as the circulating currency by the euro , and it has not been legal tender since 1 March 2002.

Third Modern Drachma
Drachma
Coins

The first issue of coins minted in 1954 consisted of holed aluminium 5-, 10- and 20-lepton pieces, with 50-lepton, 1-, 2-, 5- and 10-drachma pieces in cupro-nickel. A silver 20-drachma piece was issued in 1960, replacing the 20-drachma banknote. Coins in denominations from 50 lepta to 20 drachmae carried a portrait of King Paul (1947–1964). New coins were introduced in 1966, ranging from 50 lepta to 10 drachmae, depicting King Constantine II (1964–1974). The reverse of all coins was altered in 1971 to reflect the military junta which was in power from 1967 to 1974. This design included a soldier standing in front of the flames of the rising phoenix.

A 20-drachmae coin in cupro-nickel with an image of Europa on the obverse was issued in 1973. In the latter part of 1973, several new coin types were introduced: unholed aluminium (10 and 20 lepta), nickel-brass (50 lepta, 1 drachma, and 2 drachmae) and cupro-nickel (5, 10, and 20 drachmae). These provisional coins carried the design of the phoenix rising from the flame on the obverse, and used the country's new designation as the "Hellenic Republic", replacing the coins also issued in 1973 as the Kingdom of Greece
Greece
with King Constantine II's portrait. A new series of all 8 denominations was introduced in 1976 carrying images of early national heroes on the smaller values.

Cupro-nickel
Cupro-nickel
50-drachmae coins were introduced in 1980. In 1986, nickel-brass 50-drachma coins were introduced, followed by copper 1- and 2-drachma pieces in 1988 and nickel-brass coins of 20 and 100 drachmae in 1990. In 2000, a set of 6 themed 500-drachma coins was issued to commemorate the 2004 Athens
Athens
Olympic Games .

Coins in circulation at the time of the adoption of the euro were

* 50 lepta (€0.0015) * 1 drachma (€0.0029) * 2 drachmae (€0.0059) * 5 drachmae (€0.0147) * 10 drachmae (€0.0293) * 20 drachmae (€0.0587) * 50 drachmae (€0.147) * 100 drachmae (€0.293) * 500 drachmae (€1.47)

Gallery

*

Gold 20 Drachmai, 1833 of king Othon *

Gold 20 Drachmai, 1876 of king Georgios I *

Gold 50 Drachmai, 1876 of king Georgios I *

5 drachmae (1876) *

1 drachma (1973) during the 1973-1974 military-controlled "Republic" *

1 drachma (1978) *

The design of this Drachma
Drachma
coin depicts the Owl of Athena
Owl of Athena
and is reminiscent of ancient coins *

Two Drachma
Drachma
coin with a soldier standing in front of Phoenix

Banknotes

The first issues of banknotes were in denominations of 10, 20 and 50 drachmae, soon followed by 100, 500 and 1000 drachmae by 1956. 5000-drachma notes were introduced in 1984, followed by 10,000-drachma notes in 1995 and 200-drachma notes in 1997.

Banknotes in circulation at the time of the adoption of the euro were

* 100 drachmae (€0.2935), depicting Athena
Athena
and Adamantios Korais
Adamantios Korais
* 200 drachmae (€0.5869), depticing Rigas Feraios
Rigas Feraios
* 500 drachmae (€1.47), depicting Ioannis Capodistrias * 1000 drachmae (€2.93), depicting Apollo
Apollo
* 5000 drachmae (€14.67), depicting Theodoros Kolokotronis
Theodoros Kolokotronis
* 10,000 drachmae (€29.35), depicting George Papanicolaou and Asclepius
Asclepius

BANKNOTES OF THE GREEK DRACHMA (CIRCA AD 2000)

IMAGE VALUE EQUIVALENT IN EURO (€) MAIN COLOR OBVERSE REVERSE WATERMARK

50 drachmae €0.1467 Blue Head of Poseidon
Poseidon
Laskarina Bouboulina directing cannon fire at two Ottoman ships at Palamidi during the Greek War of Independence
Greek War of Independence
Head of the Charioteer of Delphi
Charioteer of Delphi

100 drachmae €0.2935 Brown and violet (obverse); Maroon, green and orange (reverse) Head of Piraeus Athena
Athena
; Christian Hansen 's National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Athens
building Adamantios Korais; Arkadi Monastery
Arkadi Monastery
, Crete
Crete
Head of the Charioteer of Delphi

200 drachmae €0.5869 Deep orange Rigas Feraios; Feraios singing his patriotic song at lower right Nikolaos Gyzis
Nikolaos Gyzis
's Krifo scholio
Krifo scholio
("secret school") Bust of Philip of Macedonia

500 drachmae €1.47 Deep green Ioannis Kapodistrias; Capodistrias's home on Corfu
Corfu
Old Fortress , Corfu
Corfu
City Head of the Charioteer of Delphi

1000 drachmae €2.93 Brown Bust of Apollon of Olympia Myron
Myron
's Discobolus
Discobolus
; Temple of Hera, Olympia
Temple of Hera, Olympia
Head of the Charioteer of Delphi

5000 drachmae €14.67 Deep Blue or Purple and yellow-green Theodoros Kolokotronis; Church of the Holy Apostles, Kalamata
Kalamata
Karytaina , Arcadia
Arcadia
Bust of Philip of Macedonia

10,000 drachmae €29.35 Deep purple George Papanicolaou; microscope Asclepius Bust of Philip of Macedonia

Gallery (banknotes)

*

5 drachmae banknote (1912) *

5,000,000 drachmae banknote (1944) during the Axis Occupation hyperinflation period *

20 drachmae banknote (1955) *

50 drachmae banknote (1964) *

100 drachmae banknote (1967)

ENCODING

In Unicode, the currency symbol is U+20AF ₯ Drachma
Drachma
sign. There is a special Attic numeral , U+10142 𐅂 Greek acrophonic attic one drachma for the value of one drachma but it fails to render in most browsers.

IN POPULAR CULTURE

* The golden drachma is the main unit of currency in Rick Riordan\'s Percy Jackson ">

* ^ is also made up. * ^ δράσσομαι, drassomai, "grasp"; cf. : δράξ, drax, and drachma itself, i.e. "grasp with the hand". * ^ "As much as one can hold in the hand". * ^ The word, whose meaning and translation is still uncertain, is 𐀈𐀏𐀔, do-ka-ma or 𐀈𐀏𐀔𐀂, do-ka-ma-i, found on the PY An 1282 and PY Wr 1480 tablets. * ^ Τριόβολον spelling variant is also attested. * ^ Ἡμιοβόλιον spelling variant is also attested. * ^ Greek: λεπτά; plural of λεπτόν, lepton. * ^ Minted but rarely used. Usually, prices were rounded up to the next multiple of 10 drachmae. * ^ A B Not minted but remained legal tender (not in actual use in 2002).

References

* ^ A B C D δραχμή. Liddell, Henry George ; Scott, Robert ; A Greek–English Lexicon at the Perseus Project . * ^ A B δράσσομαι in Liddell and Scott . * ^ Shelmerdine, Cynthia W.; Bennet, John (January 1, 1995). "Two Linear B
Linear B
documents from Bronze Age Pylos". Kadmos. 34 (2). * ^ "PY 1282 An (Ciii)". "PY 1480 Wr (unknown)", DĀMOS: Database of Mycenaean at Oslo, University of Oslo
University of Oslo
. * ^ Raymoure, K.A. "do-ka-ma-i". Minoan Linear A & Mycenaean Linear B. Deaditerranean. * ^ Philochorus : Scholion to Aristophanes, Birds 1106 * ^ γλαύξ in Liddell and Scott . * ^ The Inflation Calculator Archived 21 July 2007 at WebCite * ^ Thucydides
Thucydides
, History of the Peloponnesian War
History of the Peloponnesian War
3.17.4. * ^ It was originally set at 1/6 drachma by Pericles, until Cleon raised it in 425 BC; see also Aristophanes
Aristophanes
, Knights (line 255) and Wasps (line 609, 684, 690, 788–790, 1121). * ^ Cf. footnote 18 of H. G. Dakyns's translation of Ways and Means: A Pamphlet on Revenues alias On Revenues (The Works of Xenophon, Macmillan, 1897). This footnote is quoting George Grote (Plato, and the Other Companions of Sokrates, vol. 3, J. Murray, 1865, p.597). * ^ British Museum Catalogue 11 – Attica Megaris Aegina * ^ Photo gallery of Tetartemoria and other small Greek coins * ^ Aristotle
Aristotle
, Athenian Constitution, 10.2 * ^ Drachma, The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume V. Published 1909. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil Obstat, 1 May 1909. Remy Lafort, Censor. Imprimatur. John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York * ^ Luke 15:8–10 * ^ "The first modern drachma coins catalog". Retrieved 2013-06-22.

* ^ http://www.bankofgreece.gr/en/Banknotes/coins.htm * ^ "History of Greek Banknotes". Greekcurrency.110mb.com. Retrieved 2013-11-17. * ^ fileformat.info Entry for (U+10142) * ^ "Political Party Drachma
Drachma
5 Launched". greekreporter.com.

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* Overview of the modern Greek drachma
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