Festive coin: Archaeological Site of Philippi
Front side: The design features part of Basilica B and linear motifs inspired by a border pattern from an ancient Greek mosaic discovered on the site. In the inner circle are the words “ARCHAEOLOGICAL SPACE OF PHILIPPON” and “GREEK REPUBLIC” (in Greek). Also, the year of issue “2017” and a palm tree (the mark of the Greek mint) are inscribed on the right. The monogram of the artist (George Stamatopoulos) is visible at the lower left. The outer ring of the coin bears the 12 stars of the European Union.