The Museum of Cycladic Art and the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection, in their first ever collaboration, are organising a major exhibition entitled ‘MONEY. Tangible symbols in ancient Greece’.
The exhibition presents a different side of coins, which first appeared in the late 7th century BC. During antiquity, the coin also had another use, one that is related to its iconography: it was a symbol as well as something that people could hold in their hands, it was a tangible symbol. The exhibition is structured along eight thematic units, in which 85 coins from the Alpha Bank Collection are exhibited together with 159 objects (clay vases, terracotta figurines, marble and bronze statuettes, reliefs, gold jewellery, measuring vessels, coins from closed assemblages and inscriptions) from 32 archaeological museums and collections in Greece, Italy, France and the United Kingdom, whose iconography is linked directly to each unit’s content.
| Money and Transactions
| Money and Trade
| Money and Art
| Money and History
| Money and Circulation of Ideas
| Money and Propaganda
| Money and Society
| Money and Banks
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue, in Greek and English, containing information on all exhibits as well as rich photographic material.
GENERAL ADMISSION: €8
REDUCED ENTRANCE FEE*: €5
MCA FRIENDS: free admission
*seniors (over 65), students, 19-26 years old
for the public in Greek are included in the entrance ticket, every Saturday and Sunday, at 12:00 and 15:00. Priority tickets are available one hour before the guided tour.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10:00-17:00
- Professor Dr Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis
Director of the Museum of Cycladic Art
- Yorgos Tassoulas
Archaeologist MPhil., Curator of the Museum of Cycladic Art
- Dr Dimitra Tsangari
Curator of the Alpha Bank Numismatic Collection
IDEA - COORDINATION
- Nicholas Chr. Stampolidis
- Dimitra Tsangari