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.
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Coinage in the Western and Eastern Medieval World

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In the 5th century AD the Peoples of the Great Raids issued coinage following the Late Roman and Byzantine prototypes. In the mid-8th century the basis of the European numismatic system was set...

The World of Medals

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The world of medals is exhibited in Η. Schliemann’s winter office. Since the Renaissance, the need to depict on the small metallic surface the recollection of a person or an event, thus promoting...

Coinage in the Roman World

Permanent exhibition

Since the early 3rd century BC Rome emerged as a significant power and until the 5th century AD her dominance and influence had reached the greater part of the ancient world. Roman coins - denarii,...

Money and Society

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The relationship between people and money in various periods of time is explored via philosophy, literature and history and presented in Η. Schliemann’s summer office. The strong international coins...

Coinage in the Ancient Greek World – International and Common Coins

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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...

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