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Numismatic Museum

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Address: Panepistimiou 12 | In the Iliou Melathron, Athens 999-20, Greece
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Having seen coins in museums in the past, I was not too enthusiastic about visiting this one but how wrong I was. The coins here are so detailed that they are even used to... read more

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 506 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having seen coins in museums in the past, I was not too enthusiastic about visiting this one but how wrong I was. The coins here are so detailed that they are even used to revisit and reconstruct structures that they depict.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Fascinating small museum that tells the story of coins in the region over thousands of years. My wife and I enjoyed wandering the museum and learning. I'd certainly recommend visiting during any warm afternoon. We beat the heat while we learned something new.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Went to this museum with some friends on the last day that we had in Athens. The collection is fantastic with so many coins from so many collections and periods on display. The fact that its Heinrich Schliemann's house just adds to the overall atmosphere of this quaint little museum

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Even if you have no real interest in coins, the building alone is worth a look. We visited as part of the 15 euro multi ticket purchased from the Archaeological Museum and enjoyed it even more! Lots of ancient coins from the region to see telling the story of changes in beliefs and power. The staff were friendly and helpful,... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Visited recently as the entrance was included in a combined ticket I had for some of the larger museums, wasn't disappointed this was a very interesting museum with a wide range of coins and monies from antiquity through to modern times, well worth an hour The museum was also pretty quiet when we visited which was a pleasant chance from... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

I find old coins fascinating. And, this museum has many, many very old coins to view and learn about. Greece is called the cradle civilization; I also call it the cradle of money. The exhibits are extensive and are housed in the former home of former home of archaeologist Heinrich Schliemann. The home itself has been extremely well preserve and... More 

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Thank James W
Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

One thorough collection of coins and coin history of Greece, located in the majestic mansion of Heinrich Schliemann. Even if coins may be boring to many, the house alone makes it worth a visit. The museum definitely deserves more recognition and more visitors!

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Thank Jimi M
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The Nomismatic museum unique in Athens and one of the most significant of its kind in the world has accumulated over the 500000 objects coins, medals,gems dated from the 14th c BC to the present. This building a work by the architect Ernst Ziller from 1880 and stood as a reference point for the Athenian social life.

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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Very educational if you are interested Foyle ancient history through coins. Excellent artistic place

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Springfield
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Reviewed 8 July 2016

I had no idea when I visited that this museum is one of the world's top 10 largest numismatic collections. While I am somewhat interested in coins (but not at all close to being a collector), for me, the most interesting part was the room upstairs that had a bunch of fascinating quotes about money. That said, it is a... More 

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Syntagma
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents, bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.
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