Greece – 2 Euro, Archeological site of Philippi, 2017 (proof)

Greece – 2 Euro, Archeological site of Philippi, 2017 (proof)

greece-2-euro-2017-philippi-proof_1Philippi was a city in eastern Macedonia, in the Edonis region. Its original name was Crenides after its establishment by Thasian colonists in 360/359 BC. The city was renamed by Philip II of Macedon in 356 BC and abandoned in the 14th century after the Ottoman conquest. The present municipality, Filippoi, is located near the ruins of the ancient city and is part of the region of East Macedonia and Thrace in Kavalla, Greece. It was made a World Heritage Site in 2016.

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