Receipt for a hundred florins – January 1, 1821
Single page, 6.5 x 15.7 cm. – Iasi Printing House
One unallocated contribution receipt for the optional loan asked by Filiki Etaireia in early 1821 for the needs of the Revolution, addressed to wealthy Greeks. The amount of 100 Dutch florins was sizeable, corresponding to 1,475 grossi coins, enough to pay for the bread needed for 200 soldiers during a month. Filiki Etaireia had sent a thousand such receipts to the Peloponnese in January, obviously calculating that there would be around 40 wealthy people who would afford this amount. The receipts were signed by Alexandros Ypsilantis, General Commissioner of the Authority, or his brother Nikolaos in his place. This receipt is signed by Alexandros Ypsilantis himself.
Filimon Archive, Φλ 244