Numismatic Museum : Michelin's recommendations
It has 600,000 coins and medals, 2,000 of them gold and 4,000 silver. Greek coins are some of the oldest in the world: they were minted from the 7C B.C. You can admire rare coins from Greek and Roman antiquity, from the Byzantine epoch, from the Middle Ages and modern times. Note the collection of lead seals from the Byzantine epoch, a series of ancient and Byzantine weights, gems from various periods, ancient lead and bronze tokens, and coin mouldings. You will probably linger in the 2nd room, where you can trace the development of the coins, from the first ones to the Byzantine period. The various minting techniques are explained and you can admire various «treasures» of various periods, discoveries in Corinth, Dramas, Karditsa, etc., of iconographic, artistic and historical interest. Don't miss the masterpieces of monetary engraving in the 3rd room, which are coins minted by Athens Coining House and by the Greek cities of southern Italy and Sicily. Also linger before the remarkable coins in the 6th room, gifts by great collectors such as A. Mourouzis, A. Soutzos, J. Vassileiou and G. Embédoklis.
- Address : 12 Ilion Eleftherios Venizelos Melathron GR - 10671 Athína10671Athína
- Phone : 2103632057
- E-mail : email@example.com
- Website : http://www.nma.gr
- Prices : 3 € (children 2 €)