The publication Cretan Cities. The Testimony of Coins accompanied the same-titled exhibition hosted at the Museum of Ancient Eleutherna in Crete in 2019. It presents 124 Cretan coins from the classical to the Hellenistic period. The publication provides valuable information about ancient Cretan coinage and society.
- Edited by: Nikolaos C. Stampolidis, Dimitra Tsangari, Mimika Giannopoulou
- Publisher: Alpha Bank, University of Crete, Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno / Museum of ancient Eleutherna
- Place: Athens
- Year published: 2019
- Dimensions: 29.5 x 21 cm
- Cover type: Paperback
- Pages: 212
- ISBN: 978-618-5072-40-7
- English ISBN: 978-618-5072-39-1
What the publication includes
The publication Cretan Cities. The Testimony of Coins presents coinage and coin circulation in ancient Cretan cities. It includes 124 coins issued or circulating in Crete during the classical and Hellenistic period.
Most of the coins presented come from the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection. The rest belong to the Ephorates of Antiquities of Chania, Rethymno, Herakleion and Lasithi.
The publication includes a list of photos of all the coins and a wealth of references.
The catalogue of a major exhibition
The publication accompanied the exhibition “Cretan Cities. The Testimony of Coins” hosted by the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection at the Museum of Ancient Eleutherna in 2019, in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno and the University of Crete.
A typical example of a Cretan coin is the silver stater of Phaistos. This is one of the most beautiful coins in the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection.
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