The Athens Numismatic Museum is now housed in the Ilium Melathron, the mansion of the archaeologist Erikus Schliemann, the work of the architect Ernst Schiller.
Its permanent exhibition presents the history of coinage as well as the manufacture, dissemination, use and iconography of coins in the time of their minting in the ancient Greek world. The exhibition continues on the 2nd floor where coins of the Hellenistic period, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval and modern times are exhibited.
The Athens Numismatic Museum is considered one of the most important of its kind in the world. Its collection of exhibits includes more than 500,000 ancient coins, medals, seal stones, ancient weights and other related objects dating from the 14th century BC to the present day.
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