Numismatic Museum of Athens
The Numismatic Museum of Athens
with a history going back to 1834, holds a prominent position among the museums of its kind worldwide. In its rich collections is represented the history of coinage in the Greek region from its ancient beginnings in the 6th century BC to the contemporary era, a valuable source of knowledge for the economic, social and art history of the past.
The Numismatic Museum is housed in the Iliou Melathron (the name meaning “Palace of Troy”), which was constructed in 1880 as the residence of Heinrich Schliemann. The Numismatic Museum is one of the oldest public museums in Greece. It was established in 1834, the same year as the National Archaeological Museum.