Ancient Coins

Numismatics allows you to improve your knowledge of history. The coins speak beacuse them language is full of multiple meanings. Currency it's instinctively associated to the most common metal disc. Through spellings, figures and symbols, documents, coins tell the History of Peoples about social, political, economic, geographic, chronological event.

Golden Coins also became instrument of political electionering: the images represented effigies of emperors to celebrate businesses and virtues. If you pay attention to the subjects represented, you will know much more about ancient life.

This project is called "Pecunia at Domus".

Thanks to the advice of Prof. Fiorenzo Catalli former director of the Superintendent of Special Numismatics of Rome and to the collaboration agreement with the Numismatic Study Eugubium of Gubbio, a collection of Roman coins with relevant historical descriptions is on permanent display in the rooms of Archaeological site "House of the Child on Dolphin" in Lucca. The Numismatic industry plays a significant role in the activities of Domus with initiatives that put numismatic goods at the center of the visits and exhibitions.

Through the presentation and interpretation of symbols represented on the exposed stamp, we promote the knowledge of Roman history. The "House of the Child on Dolphin" is a nodal testimony for the historical reconstruction of Lucca. Its remains tell us about 2000 years of history; the axis with the profile of Augustus, unearthed in 2012 during excavations, introduces us to significant aspects of the historical context and its dating.


The exhibition is open every day, inserted in free guided tour of the Domus circuit, and organized by Professor Fiorenzo Catalli and numismatic expert Andrea dowels, with the cooperation of Arch. Simona Velardi, the Museum Director.
The basic collection consists of seven pieces, all coins spanning the time between the first century b.C and the first century a.C.

"Pecunia regimen est rerum omnium"
"Money is the government of all things" - Publilius Syrus, Sententiae