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Collection Highlights

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

  • Antonio Rodriquez and the New Zealand Cross

    In 1877 this medal was awarded to this man, Antonio Rodriquez de Sardinha, a naturalised citizen of New Zealand. It came to the Fitzwilliam Museum in 2006 with the rest of the Lester Watson medals collection.