Friday November 8, 2013
In order to find out when and where coins originated, one must look back to Lydia, an Ancient Greek kingdom in Asia Minor, during the seventh century BCE. It is not surprising that the Greeks invented coinage; they were also the creators of democracy, modern philosophy and many other things that influence our culture today. However, without their invention of coinage, our world today may have been very different.
Monday October 7, 2013
Alexander the Great, son of Philip II, king of Macedon, was one of the most successful generals in all of history. Undefeated in battle, Alexander spread his empire across Persia, Asia Minor, Egypt and Syria. In conquering these areas, Alexander created Hellenistic culture, blending Asian and European lifestyles. Throughout his empire, the young conqueror issued distinct bronze, silver and gold coins.
Thursday March 28, 2013
Collectors founded a new club for world and U.S. coin collectors in South Mississippi in September of 2012, the South Mississippi Numismatic Association.
Thursday January 31, 2013
Take a look at the roots of coinage by looking back to the B.C. time frame. The Greeks may not have invented coinage, but they set the guidelines for coinage that is still used today.
Thursday January 3, 2013
The Money Museum celebrated the start of the 2013 work year with the Greek tradition of cutting a Vasilopita. The celebration hopefully will bring good luck to everyone associated with the Money Museum.