History of money
reference
of Ukraine


The Greek-
Scythian period


The Roman-Sarmatian period

The Arabic-Byzantian period

The Kiev-
European period


The Mongolian-Tatar period

The Polish-
Lithuanian period

The Russian-
Soviet period


The independent period


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The Greek-Scythian period (VII BC - I AD) - is represented by the coins of the Greek city - states existing in antique times on the Northern Black Sea Coast (Olbia, Tyra, Nikoniy, Chersonessos, Kerkinitida, Theodosia, Pantikapaion and others); and also by the urban and imperial issue of the Bosporos State. Besides the coins of the Northern Black Sea Coast there are coins of many cities and states of the other parts of the Greek world in the collection of the museum.
 
The Roman-Sarmatian period (I - V AD) - is represented by the own issues of the cities of the Northern Black Sea Coast and the Bosporos State. It was the period of the Roman influence on the region. It is also represented by the own Roman coins of that period including the coins of the Roman provinces (Thrace, Moesia and others), by the barbarian imitation.
 
The Arabic-Byzantian period (V - AD) - is represented by the coins of different Arabian and other Eastern states (Sasanidas, Omeyadas, Abbacidas, Samanidas and others). These coins were in circulation in Kievskaya Rus. This period is also represented by the coins of Byzantium, medieval Chersonessos and Taman.
 
The Kiev-European period ( - centuries) - is represented by the main monetary unit of Kievskaya Rus - grivna (Kiev and Chernigov types), by the coins of Tmutarakhan Princedom, and also by the West-European and Byzantian coins of this period, of Bulgarian, Armenian and Trapezund kingdoms.
 
The Mongolian-Tatar period ( - XVIII centuries) - is represented by the Golden Horde's, Crimean-Tatar, Crimean-Genoese, Moldavian and Turkish coins.
 
The Polish-Lithuanian period (XIV - XVIII centuries) - besides the Polish and Lithuanian coins is represented by the other types circulating in quantity in those times in Ukraine: by Hungary, Venice, Germany, Moscow State etc.
 
The Russian-Soviet period (XVIII cent. - 1991) - is represented by the coins of the Russian Empire and Dual Monarchy and beginning from 1921 - by the Soviet coins and the substitutes of money.
 
The independent period (since 1991) - is represented by the samples of the metallic national currency (karbovanets, grivnas) of regular circulation and commemorative.



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