Bank of Crete

Following the departure of the Ottoman forces in December 1898, the Cretan government under Eleftherios Venizelos established the Bank of Crete with the assistance of the National Bank of Greece. The bank received the exclusive privilege, for thirty years, of issuing banknotes in the island of Crete. The National Bank of Greece acquired the Bank of Crete in 1919.

BANK OF CRETE
1901-1917
25 drachmas
Bank of Crete was founded in 1899 and had the exclusive privilege of issuing banknotes in the island of Crete. The banknotes have dates from 1901 to 1919. The first issued banknotes had handwritten dates and were printed by Bradbury Wilkiinson & Co. Ltd. Bank of Crete was merged with National bank of Greece in 1919.
1901-1917
100 drachmas
THERISSOS PATRIOTIC LOAN
1/9/1905
5 drachmas
therissos patriotic banknote 5 drachma
therissos patriotic banknote 5 drachma
These are the promissory notes of the 100.000 drachmas loan of the liberation committee of Crete in 1905.
1/9/1905
25 drachmas
1/9/1905
50 drachmas

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