Coins from Greece

Masterpieces of Greek antiquity have been particularly popular in numismatic imagery in recent decades, and adorn the coins and commemorative medals of modern Greece – as an integral element of its national identity – as well as of many other European states and euro area countries, where they are complemented by equally significant works of modern European art and music, demonstrating the rich cultural heritage of Europe, in which the Greek spirit occupies a prominent place.

Depictions of international sporting events (such as the Olympic Games) are an equally frequent theme, as they promote the spirit of international cooperation.