HYDRA – Andreas Miaoulis

Andreas Miaoulis was born in Hydra in 1769. His real name was Andreas Vokos. Since he was a young boy, he was interested in ships and in the age of sixteen, he became captain of the family’s commercial vessel. During the 1821 Greek revolution, he was appointed commander of the Hydra marine force together with lakovos Tobazis and next year became fleet admiral. At 1822, he acted bravely in Patra and blocked all attempts of supply of the besieged Turks in Nafplio. In the same year he managed to break the Turkish embargo and reinforced with soldiers and supplies the town of Mesologgi which was then under siege.In 1823 he defeated the Turks in Artemisio and in 1824 at the battle of Gulf of Gerontas. In 1825 he blocked Ibrahim’s attempt for reinforcements in the Peloponnese and defeated the Egyptian naval force at Methoni. Andreas Miaoulis, one of the most important personalities of the Greek Revolution, died in Athens in 1835.

Release Dates

2003, 2014, 2015, 2016

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: brass
  • Coin Alloy Color: gold
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: HYDRA
  • Country: Greece
  • Available: yes
  • Location: HYDRA, Greece