The design replicates an ancient coin of the Thracian city of Abdera, featuring a griffin. Inscribed along the inner edge are the words “100 YEARS SINCE THE UNION OF THRACE WITH GREECE” and “HELLENIC REPUBLIC”, as well as the year of issuance “2020” and a palmette (the mintmark of the Greek mint). Also visible at left is the monogram of the artist (George Stamatopoulos). The region of Thrace, located in the northeastern corner of the country, was united with Greece after the end of World War I.
Subject of commemoration
100 years since the union of Thrace with Greece
Date of issue