Collection: Greek

Embark on a captivating journey through the ancient world with Edinburgh's esteemed collection of Greek coins. Nestled within our halls, our collection showcases the extraordinary artistry, historical significance, and cultural richness of Greek numismatics.

Explore the glory of classical Greece with our meticulously curated selection of Greek city-state coins. Marvel at the iconic tetradrachms of Athens, adorned with the majestic owl of Athena, or admire the exquisite stater coins of Corinth, symbols of economic prosperity and maritime trade.

Delve into the world of Hellenistic coinage with our diverse array of coins minted by the successors of Alexander the Great. Admire the grandeur of tetradrachms bearing the likenesses of Ptolemaic rulers in Egypt, or ponder the symbolism of Seleucid drachms depicting gods and goddesses of the ancient Near East.

Experience the vibrant cultural mosaic of the Greek world with our collection of coins from the Greek colonies and client kingdoms. Witness the fusion of Greek and indigenous traditions in the coinage of Sicily, Magna Graecia, and Asia Minor, as reflected in the imagery and inscriptions of the coins.

Whether you're a seasoned collector, a history enthusiast, or simply captivated by the allure of ancient Greece, Edinburgh's Greek coins collection offers a comprehensive exploration of one of the most fascinating periods in human history. Join us and immerse yourself in the timeless beauty and historical significance of Greek numismatics, where every coin is a priceless relic of a glorious civilization.