TREASURE HALL

The treasury of the Regional Museum of History – Shumen is arranged on a collection basis and covers the period from the 10th century BC to the 19th century. Unique artifacts – parts of the richest collections of the museum – numismatic, sphragistic, metal plastics, precious metals adornments and weapons can be seen here.

The numismatic collection follows the chronology of the development of coinage – from their appearance to their manufacture in 19th c. The exhibition begins with the metal pieces – arrow heads and dolphins used as a means of exchange before the appearance of coins. The earliest coins are those of the Persian King Xerxes (486 – 465), of the west Pontic towns of Histria, Apollonia Pontica and Mesembria with depictions of the towns’ symbols. After the tetradrachms of Babylon, the isle of Rhodes, Aspendus and Athens the coinage of the Macedonian rulers – Philip II, Alexander III and their successors is displayed. Images and scenes of the rulers’ deeds appear on the coins. The coinage of the Thracian tribes is depicted by silver coins of the Satyr and Nymph type and that of the Odrysian Kingdom – with the coins of Seuthes III and Cotys... [+]

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