Perry Collection

Perry the Collector

Highlights from the Perry Collection

The Perry Collection is enormously varied, featuring coins from the Ancient Greek and Roman periods to those of the modern world. Those on display here represent the highlights of the Fitzwilliam's portion of the collection, featuring a selection of Greek, Roman, medieval, Islamic and World coins. The final two coins illustrate the techniques and expertise of Perry as a collector.

Image["Ancient Greek bronze coin from Ikesankom Konbouto, 100 BC"]

(Ancient Greek bronze coin from Ikesankom Konbouto, 100 BC)

Image["Ancient Greek silver coin from Histiaea, 196-146 BC"]

(Ancient Greek silver coin from Histiaea, 196-146 BC)

Image["Ancient Greek bronze coin from Carthage, 340-320 BC"]

(Ancient Greek bronze coin from Carthage, 340-320 BC)

Image["Ancient Greek silver coin from Sicyon, 400-300 BC"]

(Ancient Greek silver coin from Sicyon, 400-300 BC)

Image["Ancient Greek silver coin from Syracuse, 485-465 BC"]

(Ancient Greek silver coin from Syracuse, 485-465 BC)

Image["Roman sestertius, Gordian III, 240"]


(Roman copper alloy sestertius of Gordian III, 240)

Image["Roman antoninianus, Maximian, 303"]


(Roman billon antoninianus of Maximian, from Carthage, 303)

Image["Roman antoninianus, Maximian, 297-8"]

(Roman billon antoninianus of Maximian, from Rome, 297-8)

Image["Roman follis, Fausta, 326-7"]

(Roman bronze follis of Fausta, 326-7)

Image["Roman as, Divus Augustus, 22-30"]

(Roman bronze as in the name of the deified Emperor Augustus, 22-30)

Image["Roman tetradrachm from Egypt, Nero, 64-5"]

(Roman bronze tetradrachm from Egypt, in the name of Nero, 64-5)

Image["Roman coin from Egypt, Probus, 280-1"]

(Roman bronze coin from Egypt, in the name of Probus, 280-1)

Image["Medieval diner from Catalonia-Aragon, 1416-58"]

(Medieval billon diner of Alfons VI as King of Majorca, from Minorca, 1416-58)

Image["Byzantine 20 nummi coin, Heraclius, 622-3"]

(Byzantine 20 nummi copper coin of Heraclius, 622-3)

Image["Byzantine follis, Theophilus, 830-42"]

(Byzantine copper follis of Theophilus, 830-42)

Image["Byzantine follis, Constantine V, 751-75"]

(Byzantine copper follis of Constantine V, 751-75)

Image["Medieval trifollaro from Naples and Sicily, 1071-1101"]

(Medieval copper trifollaro of Roger I (1071-1101) of Naples and Sicily, from Mileto, c.1098-1101)

Image["Ottoman onluk, Selim III, 1795-6"]


(Ottoman silver onluk of Selim III, from Istanbul, 1795-6)

Image["Ottoman qirsh, Mahmud II, 1823-9"]

(Ottoman silver qirsh of Mahmud II, from Istanbul, 1823-9)

Image["Moroccan fals, 1664-1894"]


(Moroccan copper fals, 1664-1894)

Image["Malagan dirham, Al-Mahdi Muhammad I, 1050-1"]

(Silver dirham of al-Mahdi Muhammad I of Málaga, 1050-1)

Image["Ottoman 1/2 altin, Mahmud II, 1808-39"]


(Ottoman gold ½ altin of Mahmud II, from Istanbul, 1808-39)

Image["Portugese 400 reis coin, 1807"]

(Portugese silver 400 reis coin of João VI, from Lisbon, 1807)

Image["Doppio giulio from the Papal States, Benedict XIV, 1755"]


(Silver doppio giulio of Pope Benedict XIV, 1755)

Image["Russian 10 kopek coin, 1830-9"]

(Russian copper 10 kopek coin, 1830-9)

Image["25 centimes coin from Haiti, 1827"]


(Silver 25 centimes piece of Haiti, 1827)

Image["One rupee from the Bombay Presidency, 1793-7"]

(Silver rupee of the Bombay Presidency, from Murshidabad, 1793-7)

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