Thessaloniki Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki exhibits artifacts unearthed in northern Greece. The bulk of the collection is comprised of precious metal objects from the Hellenic Kingdom of Macedonia.

Photo Gallery

  • Five views of the Derveni crater, tomb B.
    Late 4th c. BCE
  • Gold and silver jewelry from the cemeteries of Pydna, Thermo, and Ag. Parasite.
    6th to 5th c. BCE
  • Six coins from Kassandra (Ne Postpaid), Chalkiness. Among them: a gold stater and four silver tetradrachms of Alexander the Great, and an Athenian silver tetradrachm. Buried before 281 BCE.
  • Eight silver tetradrachms and twenty silver drachmas of Alexander the Great, and two silver drachmas of Lysimachus. Buried before 281 BCE. Kassandreia, Chalkidiki.
  • Bronze helmet with gold leaf.
  • Gold myrtle wreaths. It was a religious symbol that also indicated social position. It was worn at public appearances, religious celebrations, and symposia, and it accompanied its owner to the grave. 325-300 BCE.
  • Jewelry from two female burials. Pydna cemetery 450-400 BCE.
  • Cemetery of Ancient Aineia. Tomb II, Tumulus A.
    The bones of a young woman and her newborn infant were placed in a wooden box atop the built pedestal. 350-325 BCE
  • Gold medal of the athletic games held in Beroea in 225-250 CE in honor of Alexander the Great. It was found alongside other medals in Abukir, Egypt, which depicted portraits of the family of Philip II. On the pictured side: Olympias (Nereid - not pictured - on the reverse.
  • Gold jewelry from a female burial in Sindos.
    Circa 560 BCE
  • Clay perfume containers found in a male burial. Sindos cemetery, circa 540 BCE
  • Gold funerary mask and jewelry found in a female grave.
    Sindos cemetery, circa 540 BCE