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Varna's Archaeological Museum Hosts Largest Coin Exhibition in Bulgaria
Varna's Archaeological Museum Hosts Largest Coin Exhibition in Bulgaria
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The largest coin exhibition in Bulgaria opened in the Archaeological Museum in Varna on Friday. In the words of the director of the Regional History Museum (RHM) in the city, Dr. Igor Lazarenko, it contains in a synthesized form what the entire museum shows from Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Modern Age.

The numismatic collection of the Varna Museum has been formed over 120 years and contains thematic collections, treasures and coins found during archaeological excavations. Until now it has not been exhibited. The collection is presented in 28 showcases containing coins dating back nearly 2,500 years. The earliest forms are the so-called arrows and dolphins, and the most recent are Ottoman coins, which were used until the early 20th century.

Maps and panels on the walls of the two halls trace coinage from its origins to modern times. Texts in Bulgarian and English tell more about Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian, European and Ottoman coins, as well as those from the city of Odessos (today Varna).

The coin exhibition is made with European funds under the Cultural Entrepreneurship, Heritage and Cooperation programme with a total budget of BGN 810,965 and is implemented in partnership with the University of Economics in Varna and the Nordland Museum in Norway.

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