ΠΟΛΙΤΙΣΜΟΣ Alpha Bank
NUMISMATIC COLLECTION
MONEY. Tangible symbols in ancient Greece Dimensions 30x23, 388 pages
Greek, English
Edited by: Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis, Dimitra Tsangari, Yorgos Tassoulas

The publication, which accompanies the exhibition of the same title that is jointly organised by the Museum of Cycladic Art and the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, presents a different side of coins, which first appeared in the late 7th century BC. During antiquity, the coin, apart from being a medium of exchange, also had a symbolic meaning.

The publication comprises texts divided into eight themed sections that are linked to Money: Transactions, Trade, Art, History, Circulation of Ideas, Propaganda, Society and Banks, as well as information together with rich photographic material concerning 253 objects (coins, vases, terracotta figurines, statuettes, reliefs, inscriptions, etc.).