The Iconography of a Nation: Materiality and Coin Production in Twentieth-Century Greece

@article{Balaskas2019TheIO,
  title={The Iconography of a Nation: Materiality and Coin Production in Twentieth-Century Greece},
  author={Vasileios Balaskas},
  journal={Journal of Modern Greek Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={37},
  pages={215 - 235}
}
  • Vasileios Balaskas
  • Published 2019
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Modern Greek Studies
  • Abstract:The relationship between iconography and currency production in Greece depends on mechanisms of production of state objects. Collective memory is invoked through the issue of coins, as new political regimes emerge. Hence, coins carry not only economic but also sociopolitical values. The publication of coins in the Government Gazette offers a glimpse of the involvement of the state in coin production. The entanglement between people and coins is based on the ability of the latter to… CONTINUE READING

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