Voyaging through the ancient Greek coins


The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki and the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection jointly organized the Exhibition entitled “THE EUROPE OF GREECE: COLONIES AND COINS FROM THE ALPHA BANK COLLECTION”, which will open today at the Museum’s Temporary Exhibitions Gallery. The visitor will travel to the Greek colonies, from the West Mediterranean, the Adriatic and the European part of the Black Sea, through 121 coins and 61 unique artifacts, mainly produced in workshops of these colonies, in the coast of Spain, France and Italy, Albania, Bulgaria, Rumania and the Ukraine (including the Crimea and the Straits of Kerch).

The 61 artifacts come from the National Archaeological Museum of Athens, the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, the Archaeological Museums of Delphi, Olympia, Eretria and Ioannina, as well as from the 3rd Ephorate of Prehistoric and Classical Antiquities of Athens. The Exhibition will also include ancient artifacts from three Museums of Italy (Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Sibaritide, Museo Αrcheologico Νazionale della Siritide, Museo Archeologico di Giardini Naxos) and two Museums of Spain (Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya, Barcelona-Empúries).

The Exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue-album in Greek and in English. The Panorama Archives (APAN) collaborated by offering iconographic material from ten ancient Greek cities; among them: Marseille, Syracuse, Istria, Panticapaion and others.

Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Temporary Exhibitions Gallery
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Αlpha Bank Numismatic Collection
WEBSITE http://www.alphanumismatics.gr