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Department Collections

The Department of Coins and Medals embraces money in many different forms, from all parts of the world and spanning ancient to modern times, as well as medals since their origin in the Renaissance. With its rich collections and library, the Department is a centre for research and teaching in numismatics.



  • Checklist of Coin Hoards from the British Isles, c.450-1180

    The Checklist of Coin Hoards from the British Isles, c. 450-1180, maintains a comprehensive list of hoards from the Anglo-Saxon period, Norman and early Plantagenet periods.

  • Watson Medals Catalogue Home

    British and other Campaign and Gallantry Medals from the Collection of Lester Watson (1889-1959)

  • Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles

    The British Sylloge project was first promoted in the early 1950s by Christopher Blunt and other members of the British and Royal Numismatic Societies. The aim of the series is to publish detailed and fully illustrated catalogues of coins of the British Isles in British and foreign collections.

Online Exhibitions

  • Coins as an Historical Source

    With some 200,000 numismatic objects, the Fitzwilliam Museum's collection is one of international importance, and the Museum is one of the three main centres for numismatic study in the United Kingdom.

  • Tokens of Revolution

    The Propaganda Coins of Thomas Spence and his Contemporaries