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Numismatic Museum, Athens

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#9 of 68 in Museums in Athens
Offering an alternative way to discover Greek history, Numismatic Museum holds one of the world's largest collections of ancient and modern coins. Over half a million artifacts narrate the history of Athens from the 14th century BCE to the present day. In addition to coins, the museum displays thousands of medals and stamps, which come from various excavation sites in mainland Greece. The Neo-classical building, once a private home of celebrated archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann, remains a major draw for architecture buffs. Spend some of your own modern coins in the shady cafe located in the museum garden. Take the guesswork out of planning a Athens vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • The main exhibition is devoted to the history of money from ancient times to the present day. The main emphasis is on ancient Greek, Roman and Byzantine coins, grouped by category (rulers, buildings, vehicles, animals, plants, gods, myths, etc.) But a simple examination of the coins is not the end. You can learn a lot about the production process, the purchasing power of money in a particular historical period, monetary systems of ancient Greece and the Roman Empire, medieval and new Europe. In addition there are several private collections donated to the Museum by the Greek benefactors. A small museum. Thoughtful examination of reading stands takes about two hours.
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  • For building what to say ... great coin collections. amazing. The garden of an oasis, with very fine coffees and not only.
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  • A wonderful neoklassiko΄ktirio that often steals the show from the exhibits. An opportunity to approach the history through coins.
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  • Nice building, very good nunismatic collection but the audio guide system was not working so the visit is a bit "dry". Also they don't accept payment by card. I guess they try to make a statement by accepting only paper money and coins..
  • Little coffee house set in the delightful gardens of the museum. An oasis of tranquility. In the heart of Central Athens
  • Nice cafe. Centrally located but very quiet. Plenty of outdoor seating in an elegant garden.
  • Very educative museum! Learned so many new historical details! Very kind personnel and very helpful! Highly recommended to visit!
  • This museum has a great cafe inside its hidden garden ;)
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