The Numismatic Museum in
1 History 2 The Iliou Melathron 3 Collections 4 Location and visitors information 5 Gallery 6 See also 7 References 8 External links
The first tries of coin collecting by the state began shortly after
the independence of
The building in 1910
The Numismatic Museum is housed at the Iliou Melathron, a three-storey
building on Panepistimiou Street. It was built between 1878-1880 for
View of the interior of the museum.
The use of the building as a courthouse caused much damage. After the
building was chosen to house the Numismatic Museum, it underwent a
major renovation under which the floor mosaics and the murals were
restored. Finally, the numismatic collection was inaugurated in the
partly restored building in 1998 while the whole collection became
viewable in 2007.
The collection of the museum contains 600,000 objects, mainly coins
but also medals, standard masses, dies, stamps and others, from the
14th century BC until modern times. The collection is arranged in
such a way so as to follow the history of coinage. The museum holds a
very important collection of coins from the 6th century BC until the
5th century CE like those from the Greek Poleis and the Hellenistic
and Roman periods. There also major Byzantine and Medieval collections
from Western Europe, the East and the Ottoman Empire.
A large portion of the collection is constituted by coins that were
found in hoards while the rest comes from the initial collection of
Aegina, recent excavations in mainland
Copper ingots from
Iron oboloi in the form of spit, uncovered at Heraion of Argos.
Athens, 467-465 BC. Silver Dekadrachm. Head of
Silver decadrachm from Syracuse, Sicily. Head of Arethusa left, four dolphins around.
Gold and silver coins of Ptolemies.
Gold coins of the Byzantine Empire.
Mints of the Byzantine Empire.
List of museums in Greece List of museums with major numismatic collections Ancient Greek coinage Byzantine coinage Ioannis Svoronos
^ Papyros Larousse Britannica, Athens, 2006 ^ a b "THE ILIOU MELATHRON". Numismatic Museum, Athens. Archived from the original on 10 April 2013. Retrieved 15 March 2013. ^ "Ιλίου Μέλαθρον". ΑΡΧΕΙΟ ΝΕΟΤΕΡΩΝ ΜΝΗΜΕΙΩΝ. Retrieved 15 March 2013. ^ "Ιστορικό". odysseus.culture.gr. Retrieved 15 March 2013. ^ Touratsoglou, I. "Numismatic Museum of Athens, Archaeology and Arts, March 1999" (PDF) (in Greek). arxaiologia.gr. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
Great Greek Encyclopedia, vol. XVIII, Athens, 1932
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