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.
A portrait medal of Mark Blackburn (1953-2011)
A portrait medal of Mark Blackburn (1953-2011) was commissioned by friends and colleagues to mark Mark’s twenty years as Keeper of Coins and Medals at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
Glittering Prizes: Schools and their Medals
Tue 9 October 2012 to Sun 3 February 2013
Glaisher Gallery (27)
Antonio Rodriquez and the New Zealand Cross
A new virtual exhibition
Only twenty-three New Zealand Crosses were awarded, and still fewer are known today. Investigating the history of the Museum's example, which was awarded to Antonio Rodriquez of the Taranaki Mounted Volunteers, led not only to a surprising amount of material on the man and his subsequent life, but also to the mutual discovery of three branches of his descendants.
Coin of the Moment
Highlights from the collection
The Early Medieval Corpus Project
Coin Finds in Britain 410-1180
Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum Catalogue
Ancient Greek coins in British Collections