December 2022

Coin Treasures of Western Turkey. Part III

Exploring the numismatic collection of the Tekirdağ Museum

Tekirdağ Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography which numbers among the most prominent museums of Eastern Thrace was the final destination of the CN-team’s two week-long research trip through the museums of European Turkey. The museum’s numismatic collection, containing several thousand objects, including rare and unique varieties, is particularly important for the ancient Greek and Roman provincial mints that operated on the northern shore of the Sea of Marmara and the Thracian Chersonesos (the modern-day Gallipoli Peninsula). Only a small proportion of this interesting material was published (Yağiz 2014; Arslan, Peter, Stolba 2021). We are extremely grateful to the museum’s director, Önder Öztürk, and its curator, Zeynep Göçer, for making our work in the museum so pleasant and fruitful.

Author: Ulrike Peter / Vladimir Stolba