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Jordan Ahli Bank Numismatic Museum

Jordan Ahli Bank Numismatic Museum

The Museum's collection comprises about 40,000 coins, including a unique collection of Nabatean coins. The oldest coin dates back to the year 600 B.C.E, and the latest ones include recent commemorative editions. In addition, the Museum has valuable collections of Mesopotamian, Phoenician, Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic weights.

There are over 3,500 pieces on display in 25 cabinets, and the walls are decorated with enlarged images of the coins with brief descriptions.

As the first museum of its kind in the region, the Jordan Ahli Bank Numismatic Museum was inaugurated in early 1999, thanks to the vision of Jordan Ahli Bank's former Chairman, his Excellency Dr. Raja’i Muasher. He recognized the historical and cultural value of Dr. Nayef Goussous' collection which had been in the making for over thirty years, and gave instructions to set up the Museum. This initiative was the embodiment of the management’s belief in the role a museum would play in preserving the cultural heritage of Jordan.

Library and publications

Specialized library:

The library contains many books and journals about the study of numismatics, and as part of its educational mission, there is also a specialized lecture hall equipped with the latest educational technical facilities.

Books published by the Museum:

Rare and Inedited Copper Umayyad Coins
Published by Dr. Nayef Goussous, 2004

Inedited and Rare Ancient, Classical and Byzantine Coins
Published by the staff of the museum, 2014

Inedited and Rare Islamic Coins
Published by the staff of the museum, 2014

The Age of Harun Al-Rashid Through Historical Sources and Coinage
Published by Dr. Hassan Al-Zoud, 2017

The Money Story
Published by Dr. Nayef Goussous, 2018


Address, opening hours

Jordan Ahli Bank Numismatic Museum

Jordan Ahli Bank Headquarters
Queen Noor Street, Shmeisani
Entrance at Abdallah Bin Omar Str.
Amman 11181

Opening hours:
Weekdays 8 am - 3:30 pm
Fri, Sat and holidays closed
Entrance free

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