BAGHDAD, May 19 (Xinhua) -- A numismatic exhibition started on Sunday at the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad to mark the International Museum Day.
The 30-day exhibition, held at the Assyrian Hall of the Iraqi museum, was organized by the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage.
The exhibition includes the display of an ancient numismatic collection from different civilizations, such as the Roman and Greek as well as coins of the Abbasid era.
"The numismatic coins are very important records, and our exhibition includes 129 numismatic coins bearing images of prominent female and male figures," Iman al-Azzawi, director of the Numismatic Department in the Iraqi museum, told Xinhua.
Al-Azzawi hailed the exhibition a very important opportunity for the visitors to see the numismatic coins and the cultural values they hold.
She believes coins are one of the most important sources of information, from which archaeologists and historians can try to interpret the past.