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  • Greece (2002 » 2017)
  • ISSUE DATE : 01-01-2002
  • DESIGNER : Georges Stamatopoulos
  • DIAMETER : 25,75mm
  • WEIGHT : 8,5 grams
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Athenian triere

Edited by tiko165
02-09-2016 the 18:56

The Athenian triere (or trireme) was the largest battle ship for 200 years, dating from the time of the Athenian democracy and Kimon (5th century b.C.- Marine Museum).

Triremes were the dominant warship in the Mediterranean from around 700 to 300 BC, when naval combat took place mainly by ramming enemy vessels which would typically break apart from the force of the collision.

 

In order for this to work well, the boats need to be both fast and maneuverable, which means they ought to have a large number of rowers but still remain as thin and short as possible.

Triremes were equipped with sails, which were taken down before battles, but cramped conditions made them unsuited for long-distance travel.



Issued coins

2002: 101.000.000 2003: 35.200.000 2004: 49.970.000 2005: 15.000.000 2006: 45.000.000 2007: 60.026.681 2008: 24.026.977 2009: 50.000.000 2010: 27.000.000 2011: 35.000.000 2012: 48.000.000 2013: 44.000.000 2014: 45.000.000 2015: No data 2016: No data 2017: No data