Epigraphic & Numismatic MuseumPanepistimiou 12, Athina 106 71, Greece
The Numismatic Museum is one of the oldest public museums in Greece.It was established in 1834, the same year as the National Archaeological Museum. The love for Antiquity, prevalent at the time in Europe, and the recent foundation of the Modern Greek state had created the conditions of protecting the national cultural heritage. Hence, from the beginning, the history of the Museum was directly related with that of the Modern Greek state, the social circumstances and the cultural directives of each age. However, a decisive role in its progress was played by the personalities of those who directed it.
The Numismatic Museum owns 500.000 acquisitions –mostly coins as well as medals, lead bullae, gems, weights, obeloi and talents- dated from the 14th century BC until today.
The richest collections are those of the ancient coins dated from the 6th century BC to the 5th century AD. These are the coins of the city-states, the kings and rulers of the ancient Greek and Hellenistic world, the Roman Republic, the Roman emperors and the Roman Imperial provinces.
Of similar importance are the collections of the Byzantine and Medieval coins dated from the 6th century to the 15th century. There is a large number of coins of the Byzantine empire and representative issues of all the emperors and mints, issues of states and monarchs of the Medieval West and East as well as issues of the Frankish kingdoms created in Greece since the 13th century.
The period from the 15th to the 20th century is covered through the coins of most of the Modern and contemporary era states. An emphasis is shown to coins circulated in Greece, such as issues of the Ottoman empire, coins of European states and empires and coins and banknotes of the Modern Greek state.
Iliou Melathron, El. Venizelou (Panepistimiou) 12, Athens
Tel: +30210-3632057, +30210-3612834 and +30210-3612872
Fax: +30210 3635 953
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Monday 13:00 – 20:00
Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 16:00
Holidays (closed): January 1st, March 25th, Orthodox Easter Sunday, May 1st, December 25-26th
Tickets: Full: €6, Reduced: €3
Special ticket package: Full: €15, Reduced: €8
(Valid for National Archaeological Museum, Byzantine & Christian Museum, Epigraphic & Numismatic Museum)
Access to Museum: Metro stations: Sintagma, Panepistimio – Trolleys nr.: 2, 3, 4, 11, 13
People with Disabilities: Lift for access to persons with kinetic problems