Numismatic Museum of Athens

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Timings : Tuesday to Sunday: 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Closed on Mondays

Entry Fee : EUR 3

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Numismatic Museum of Athens, Athens Overview

One of the most important museums in Greece, the Numismatic Museum houses one of the greatest collections of coins in the world. It is situated on Panepistimiou Street, near Syntagma Square in Athens. The museum has an astounding collection of more than 500,000 coins, stamps, gems, weights, medals, etc., dating back to the 1400BC.

The museum building, also known as Iliou Melathron, is a three-storied mansion, and one can view the display and collection on different floors. Besides the exhibition and displays, the museum building is worthy of a look with its paintings and mosaic floors. The collection follows the history of coins, from the 14th century to modern times. There are coins from Greek Poleis, the Hellenistic period, Roman, Byzantine, Medieval, and Ottoman periods. There is also a library within the museum that is home to 12000 books on the study and history of coins. Some special exhibitions and events are often conducted at the Numismatic Museum. One can also spend some quiet time in the coffee and museum shop outside in the garden. 

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