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The Numismatic Collection at the “Meanings” exhibition

The exhibition poster
The exhibition hall
The exhibition hall
The exhibition hall
The exhibition hall
Highlight from the exhibition opening

The Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection has loaned 11 ancient, Roman and Byzantine coins to the temporary exhibition “Meanings. Personifications and Allegories from Antiquity to Today” which has opened at the Acropolis Museum.

Coins depicting deities

The coins originate from regions across Greece as well as Greek colonies. They are part of the “Deities” thematic section of the exhibition.

The individual coins are:

  1. Silver didrachm, Rhodes, Karia, ca 304-166 BCE
  2. Silver stater, Ilida, ca 432-421 BCE
  3. Silver tetradrachm, Gela, Sicily, ca 420-415 BCE
  4. Silver stater, Laus, Lucania, 510-500 BCE
  5. Silver stater, Neapolis, Campania, 325-275 BCE
  6. Silver stater, Thyrrheion, Akarnania, 168-160 BCE
  7. Silver tetradrachm, Arados, Phoenicia, 137-46 BCE
  8. Silver stater, Ierapytna, Crete, first third of 1 BCE
  9. Silver tetradrachm, Seleucia, Syria, 109/108 BCE
  10. Silver denarius of the Roman Republic, 110-109 BCE
  11. Gold solidus of Arcadius, 383-408 CE

A mix of exhibits and artistic eras

The exhibition presents 165 small, medium and large pieces of art from various materials: coins, ceramics and clay pieces, vases, reliefs, statues, manuscripts and books, wall paintings and paintings.

The works represent various periods and art movements, from antiquity and the Byzantine era to the Renaissance and modern art. Many are on loan from major museum abroad, such as the Uffizi Gallery in Florence or the Prado Museum in Madrid.

Read the speech by Nikolaos Stampolidis, General Director of the Acropolis Museum, from the exhibition opening (only available in Greek).

Exhibition info

Where: Acropolis Museum, 15 Dionysiou Areopagitou Street, Athens, Temporary Exhibition Gallery, Museum ground floor
When: 01.12.2023 – 14.04.2024
Opening hours and tickets: Visit the Acropolis Museum page.