GREECE.Eleftherios Venizelos ( 1864-1936 ).Commemorative Silver Medallet 1919.24.1mm. Signed by K E ANTONI. Unpublished ?

World Coins - GREECE.Eleftherios Venizelos ( 1864-1936 ).Commemorative Silver Medallet 1919.24.1mm. Signed by K E ANTONI. Unpublished ?
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GREECE.Eleftherios Venizelos ( 1864-1936 ).Commemorative Silver Medallet 1919. ( 12.57g, 24.1mm, 12h )
 
ZΕΥΣ ΕΛΕΥΘEPIOΣ , bust of Zeus Eleftherios left, below trunk K E ANTONI.
Reverse.ΕΛΕΥΘEPIΩΙ / BENEZEΛΩΙ / 1909-1919, above wreath.
Good very fine, suspension loop at top.  Rare and unpublished? 
 
The obverse Zeus Eleftherios is a pun and refers to Eleftherios Venizelos as the liberator. In 1909 Venizelos intervened in the Goudi military coup and help reorganise the government. It was during his 2nd term in office ( 1917-1920)  in 1919 that Venizelos recieved from Italy the cession of the Dodecanese ( except Rhodes ) and also during the same year Greek troops landed in Smyra ( Izmir, Turkey ). This medallet was probably struck to commorate Venizelos' achievements during these troubled times and the Megali idea. The latter refering to the idea that all Greek speaking regions in Anatolia should come under the umbrella of Mother Greece.
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