November 11, 2012 10:45 pm

Turtles would be a more fitting motif

Europa carried off by Zeus©Getty

Europa carried off by Zeus, who has assumed the form of a bull

From Prof Costas Milas.

Sir, Your article “Greek motif to grace euro bank notes” (November 9) notes the European Central Bank will introduce bank notes that will feature Europa from Greek mythology. Why not feature instead the famous turtle coins from the pre-numismatic age that were popular in ancient Aegina? This will serve as a constant reminder that Greeks have been very slow in implementing the necessary structural reforms to bring their economy back to a sustainable path.

Costas Milas, Management School, University of Liverpool, UK

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