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Athens' failure to reach an agreement with its international creditors on a new bailout program before the previous aid package expired on June 30 fueled speculation that the country might leave the Eurozone and return to the drachma
There are growing fears of a run on Greek banks as the public scrambles to get euro out in case a hasty return to the drachma
wipes out their savings.
The company is reported to be preparing to print an alternative Greek currency, and has retrieved old moulds of drachma
The UK's HSBC Holding Plc (LSE: HSBA) (NYSE: HBC) (HKG: 0005) has set out contingency plans for its 15 Greek branches to deal with the return of the drachma
, The Independent has reported.
It is a pity no one told them they are using euros now so their drachmas
are all now worthless.
One side of the tetra drachma
coins depicts Alexander the Great, while the other side depicts the Greek god Zeus sitting on a throne with an eagle on his outstretched right arm.
Tribute for the Pedasians was 200 drachma
, the Astyrenians 8 drachma
, 2 obols, the Byzantines 1500 drachma
, Karmirians 900 drachma
, and Thermaians in Ikaros 50 drachma
(Fornara, 1977, pp.
And, indeed, there's only so much disbelief a person can willingly suspend when you've got a robust-looking man still in his 30s playing a character who belly dancers dismiss as ``grandpapa'' until he pulls out the drachmas
At the time of the award, the exchange rate was about 240 drachmas
What I'll treasure the most is my collection of Italian lira, Spanish pesetas, French francs and Greek drachmas
, as these are four of the 12 European currencies that have been replaced by the new Euro.
Twenty deutschmarks would inoculate a child against all six major killer diseases and 8,000 drachmas
would feed one hungry person every day for a week.