VIDEO LESSON: Ancient Greek Coinage


17 September 2021
In this in-depth video guide, Doug Mudd, Curator of the Money Museum at the American Numismatic Association, provides an overview of the world's first coinage.

Part of the ANA's Summer Seminar course samplers, this class is an in-depth introduction to the exciting world of Greek coinage – from its earliest beginnings until the final takeover of Egypt by the Roman Empire in 30 BC.

Greek coinage is one of the three independently invented foundations of money as we know it today and has heavily influenced our ideas of what money should look like, how it is made and how it is used.

Topics discussed include the basics of the Greek monetary system, its origins, how the coins were made and how they changed over time, as well as the vast array of cities, kingdoms and empires that produced these miniature masterpieces of art for over 600 years.

With thanks to Doug Mudd at the American Numismatic Association.

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