Coinage in the Ancient Greek World  International and Common Coins Coinage in the Ancient Greek World  Iconography and Ideology Coins and Archaeology The Great Donors of the Numismatic Museum The Iliou Melathron Museum shop 2nd Floor exhibition

Ground-plan of the 1st Floor of the Iliou Melathron
(Press to tour the rooms or the 1st and 2nd floors)

Coinage in the Ancient Greek World Origins and Spread

The origins of coinage, its manufacturing technique and the spread of its use are shown in the Hesperides Hall. In the 6th century BC Greek city-states began issuing their own coins. The turtles of Aegina, the foals of Corinth, the owls of Athens were the first coins issued in Greece. The hoards, groups of coins, offer important information on coin circulation and economy in many regions of the ancient Greek world.

3D Virual reality objects
Virtual touch of
selectively objects of the exhibition

2012 Numismatic Museum AthensDesign by mod