Greece – 10 euro Ag, THE AUTOMATIC MAIDSERVANT OF PHILO, 2023

Greece - 10 euro Ag, THE AUTOMATIC MAIDSERVANT OF PHILO, 2023
Greece – 10 euro Ag, THE AUTOMATIC MAIDSERVANT OF PHILO, 2023, GREEK CULTURE

THE AUTOMATIC MAIDSERVANT OF PHILO. GREEK CULTURE – ANCIENT GREEK TECHNOLOGY

The automatic maidservant of Philo is described in the Pneumatics of Philo of Byzantium, a 3rd century BC engineer who lived in Alexandria. It is an automaton (robot) in the form of a (life-size) maidservant holding a wine jug in her right hand.

Inside the effigy were two tanks, one for wine and one for water (as the Greeks used to drink their wine diluted), and a mechanism consisting of liquid and air tubes. By placing a cup on the extended left hand of the maidservant, the mechanism started to work.

Air pressure pushed the liquids (first wine and then water) through the right arm into the jug and then into the cup, in the desired proportion. The automatic maidservant is the first known functional robot.

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GREEK NUMISMATIC PROGRAMME 2023

The Hellenic Numismatic Programme of 2023 is scheduled to include the issuance of the following products:

  1. COMMEMORATIVE CIRCULATION COINS
  • €2 COMMEMORATIVE CIRCULATION COIN DEDICATED TO: “100 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF MARIA CALLAS” (maximum issue 741,000 pieces)
  • €2 COMMEMORATIVE CIRCULATION COIN DEDICATED TO: “150 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF CONSTANTIN CARATHÉODORY(maximum issue 745,500 pieces)
  1. COLLECTOR COINS
  • €200 GOLD COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “100 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF MARIA CALLAS” (maximum issue 750 pieces)
  • €100 GOLD COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “GREEK MYTHOLOGY – THE OLYMPIAN GODS – ARTEMIS” (maximum issue 1,200 pieces)
  • €50 GOLD COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “CULTURAL HERITAGE – DELOS” (maximum issue 1,500 pieces)
  • €10 SILVER COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “GREEK CULTURE – ANCIENT GREEK TECHNOLOGY – THE AUTOMATIC MAIDSERVANT OF PHILO” (maximum issue 2,000 pieces)
  • €10 SILVER COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “GREEK CULTURE – MATHEMATICIANS – EUCLID” (maximum issue 1,500 pieces)
  • €10 SILVER COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “PHILHELLENES – KARL NORMANN” (maximum issue 2,000 pieces)
  • €6 SILVER COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “2023 – ELEUSIS EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE” (maximum issue 2,000 pieces)
  • €6 SILVER COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “50 YEARS FROM THE ATHENS POLYTECHNIC UPRISING” (maximum issue 2,000 pieces)
  • €6 SILVER COLLECTOR COIN DEDICATED TO: “20 YEARS FROM THE DEATH OF ANTONIS SAMARAKIS” (maximum issue 1,000 pieces)
  • BLISTER PACK WITH A COLLECTOR SILVER  €5 COIN DEDICATED TO: “200 YEARS FROM THE BATTLE OF KARPENISI” (maximum issue 5,000 pieces)
  • BLISTER PACK WITH A COLLECTOR SILVER  €5 COIN DEDICATED TO: “ENVIRONMENT – ENDEMIC FLORA OF GREECE – FRITILARIA DAVISII” (maximum issue 5,000 pieces)
  1. SPECIAL EDITIONS
  • BLISTER SET CONTAINING ALL EIGHT DENOMINATIONS OF 2022 GREEK EURO COINS DEDICATED TO: “TOURISM – NAFPLIO” (maximum issue 7,500 pieces)
  • CARD BLISTER WITH A €2 COMMEMORATIVE BRILIANT UNCIRCULATED COIN DEDICATED TO: “100 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF MARIA CALLAS” (maximum issue 6,000 pieces)
  • CARD BLISTER WITH A €2 COMMEMORATIVE BRILIANT UNCIRCULATED COIN DEDICATED TO: “150 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF CONSTANTIN CARATHÉODORY (maximum issue 3,000 pieces)
  • €2 COMMEMORATIVE PROOF CIRCULATION COIN DEDICATED TO: “100 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF MARIA CALLAS” (maximum issue 3,000 pieces)
  • €2 COMMEMORATIVE PROOF CIRCULATION COIN DEDICATED TO: “150 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF CONSTANTIN CARATHÉODORY (maximum issue 1,500 pieces)

                                                                                                              

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