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Coin - 1 Lepton, Ionian Islands, Greece, 1849 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 13504

1 Lepton, Issued by Ionian Islands, Greece, 1849
Minted by Royal Mint, London
Statement Of Significance:
The United States of the Ionian Islands was formed on 14 November 1815 and was made up of seven principal islands: Corfu, Cephalinia, Zante, Santa Maura, Ithica, Cerigo and Paxo, these islands are represented by the seven arrows held by the winged lion of St. Mark (a Venetian symbol reflecting the Venetian control of the islands from 1401 until 1797)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 1978
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.883 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: british empire coins, british commonwealth and empire coins
Themes this item is part of: Royal Mint, London, William Wyon, Medallist & Engraver (1795-1851), Royal Mint, Tower Hill, 1809-1975, Early History of London Mints, to 1300, William Wyon, Medallist (1795-1851), The Royal Mint, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Greece - Ionian Islands
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Ionian Islands
DateEra: 1849 AD
Denomination: 1 Lepton
Obverse Description: Winged lion of St. Mark facing to left holding Bible and seven arrows; below, 1849.; around above in Greek, IONIKON KPATOS
Reverse Description: Britannia seated left; above, BRITANNIA.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Ionian Islands, Greece, 1849
Mint: Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1849
Artist: William Wyon - Royal Mint, London, Great Britain, 1834
References: Pridmore 26
  1. [Book], Major Fred Pridmore, The Coins of the British Commonwealth of Nations Part 1, European Territories, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1960
  2. [Book], Mr Colin Bruce - Krause Publications, Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801 - 1900, 2006

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