Classically Greek: Coins and Bank Notes from Antiquity to Today

April 10, 2008 – June 15, 2008

Smithsonian Institution Building (The Castle)
1000 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC

Schermer Hall, West Wing

On view in 5 cases are bank notes and coins that vividly portray Greek culture, history, and mythology. These common objects of everyday exchange preserve rich stories about people, politics, and the powerful forces that shaped both ancient and modern Greece.

Bank notes on loan from the National Bank of Greece (NBG) and the Welfare Foundation for Social and Cultural Affairs (KIKPE). Combined, these two collections form the most complete collection of Greek bank notes.