Dolphins figure prominently in ancient Greek mythology, apparently with some serious sexual overtones.
The obverse features the Phoenix, the mythological bird described by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus as one of the animals of Egypt.
This coin was issued one year only, in 1973.
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