Odessa Museum of Numismatics, Odessa

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The Odessa Numismatics Museum is a currency museum in Ukraine. The museum preserves and exhibits ancient relics from the Northern Black Sea Region and Rus-Ukraine.
The Museum is located in the center of Odessa: at 33 Hretska Str. — Exhibition of ancient and medieval coins, old and modern Ukrainian banknotes; antique pottery of the Northern Black Sea region and fine art of Kievan Rus';. Please note that the museum branch at 5 Catherine's Sq. — Coin Gallery The museum collections include over 2500 coins and other relics from different historical eras: from antiquity and the Middle Ages to modern times including the period of the formation of the modern Ukrainian state. The core of the collection is a collection of ancient coins minted by various city states, and especially of the Bosporan Kingdom which existed in the Northern Black Sea Region for almost a thousand years. Among them are many unique and rare coins of great scientific interest.
Besides the numismatic exhibition, the Museum collection includes many other ancient Ukrainian historical artifacts: antique ceramics and items of ancient Russian fine art. Medieval small art plastics of Kievan Rus' form the separate Museum's collection reflecting the diversity of the kinds of ancient Ukrainian arts and crafts in their historical development: from pieces of ornamental and decoration dating from the Pre-Christian period of Kievan Rus (pendants, brooches "lunnitsa", amulets, signet rings) to the antiquities of the Christian Epoch (icons, crosses, cross - amulets "enkolpyons"). Metal breast plates with the Princely heraldry of Rurik dynasty (two-prong and trident) are very rare and have a special interest for Ukrainian historians.
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  • A very interesting museum! For the exhibition, for the organization, for a short story about the history of money and coins - very good. But for the very state of the museum, the lack of proper attention from the authorities ...
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  • The museum did not open either according to the schedule or "in 20 minutes" as we were told. It may be interesting, but you can't feel it for half an hour under the doors.
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  • A small room with coins, no banknotes, although they write that there is. That and God with them, the biggest drawback of this museum - poor visibility of coins. The coin is difficult to examine, the lighting shines off the coin and the coins are located far away from the visitor. But if you count that this museum is free put 4
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