Eleftheria i thanatos "freedom or death" is the motto of Greece.It arose during the Greek War of Independence in the 1820s, where it was a war cry for the Greeks who rebelled against Ottoman rule.It was adopted after the Greek War of Independence. It is still in use today, and is a popular theory regarding the use of 9 stripes (for the 9 syllables of the motto) in the Greek flag.The motto symbolized and still symbolizes the resolve of the people of Greece against tyranny and oppression
Greece 30 Drachma Silver Commemorative coin of 1963 5 Kings - Centennial of the monarchy. The obverse depicts five kings of the House of Glücksburg, 1863-1963. Clockwise from the top: Paul, George II, Alexander, Constantine I and George I.