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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.



Online Exhibitions

  • Between East and West: Influence and Change in Coinage

    This virtual exhibition, based on an exhibition in the Fitzwilliam Museum from April to June 2001, explores the impact that Western concepts of money have had upon Asia in particular, from the time of Alexander the Great and before, up to the post-colonial and modern coinages of the present day.

  • Anglo-Saxon Art in the Round

    An Exhibition of Anglo-Saxon Coins and Artefacts to Celebrate the Acquisition by The Fitzwilliam Museum of the De Wit Collection of Early Anglo-Saxon Pennies