This week's Featured Web site is the Odessa Museum of Numismatics in central Ukraine.
Odessa Museum of Numismatics is the first Ukrainian historical museum of new type whose tasks became studying the history of coinage and money circulation of the Ukrainian state and also preservation and demonstration the major historical relics belonging to ancient history and culture of the Northern Black Sea Region and Rus-Ukraine. In September 1994 when Odessa celebrated its 200 th anniversary in city was open the permanent numismatics exhibition. In January 1999 it has been reorganized in the Odessa Museum of Numismatics.
Museum collection includes over 2,5 thousand coins and other relics belonging to different historical epochs: Antique, Medieval, to new and newest time including the period of independent development of the Ukrainian state.
The results of Museum's research activity have been embodied in the regular periodical "Bulletin of the Odessa Museum of Numismatics ". In its issues are published unique and rare coins with analysis of their features (typology, semantics of images, chronology etc.) synthesized with historical events, condition of economy and worldview of that time when coins were minted.
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