Coinage in the Ancient Greek World  Origins and Spread 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)

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

Coinage in the Ancient Greek World International and Common Coins

The use of coins spread in the then known world via the Greek colonies in Magna Grecia and the Euxine Pontus. The tetradrachm of the Athenian Democracy as well as the silver tetradrachm and the gold stater of Alexander the Great were the international coins during the Classical and Hellenistic periods due to their wide distribution. Common coinages issued by various political, military and religious alliances in the Greek world were of limited circulation.

2012 Numismatic Museum AthensDesign by mod