The Marciana Mint
- From 1 June to 29 October:
- 10.00-13.00 and 15.30-17.30 (Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday)
- 10.00 - 13.00 (Thursday and Sunday)
- Tuesday closed
The museum is located in a subterranean chamber under the historical centre of the town of Marciana, in a historical and mysterious setting which transports the visitor into a timeless world. Accessible through a mezzanine which allows a close-up view of the vault, the exhibition tells the story of Marciana during its time an outpost of the Appiani family through an incredible collection of coins dated from the late 1500s to the late 1600s.
In the numismatic museum, visitors can learn about the activities which took place in a mint and also view the series of coins illustrating the production of the Piombino mint, which date from 1594 to 1699.
Carved from the rock under the historic centre of the village of Marciana, a numismatic collection that tells the story of the Appiani family
It is also possible to learn about the monetary circulation on the Island of Elba before the use of the coins minted by Jacopo VII Appiani and Niccolò and Giovan Battista Ludovisi, as well as view a small sample of coins from the 13th-16th centuries found in various places around the Island.
The showcases are accompanied by panels illustrating both the monetary production of the three Princes of Piombino and the characteristics of the coinage previously used in the Principality, while on the lower floor a panel illustrates the activities of a Mint, with the coinage carried out by hand, using a hammer.
Single ticket: 2 €
Cumulative ticket for the Civic Archaeological Museum, the Pisan Fortress and the Numismatic Educational Museum:
2 museums: 3 €
3 museums: 4 €
Unfortunately, the Numismatic Museum of the Mint is not suitable for visitors with any type of disability.
How to get there
You can reach the Marciana car park by car or public bus. From there, it is a short walk through the eastern side of the medieval town centre to Via del Giardino, where the Museum is located.
To Learn More
Zecchini M. 2014, Elba isola, olim Ilva, Lucca.
Giannoni L. (a cura di) La zecca di Piombino da Jacopo VII Appiani a Giovan Battista Ludovisi, “Nuovi quaderni dell’Archivio storico di Piombino”