The design depicts an ancient Greek helmet. Inscribed along the inner edge are the words “2500 YEARS SINCE THE BATTLE OF THERMOPYLAE” and “HELLENIC REPUBLIC”. Also inscribed in the background are the year of issuance “2020” and a palmette (the mintmark of the Greek mint). Visible down and right of the helmet is the monogram of the artist (George Stamatopoulos). Although ending in defeat for the Greeks, the Battle of Thermopylae remains a timeless symbol of heroic resistance.
Subject of commemoration
2 500 years since the Battle of Thermopylae
Date of issue