Numismatics

The Numismatics collection, which dates from the sixth century BC to the 21th century, is the finest of its type in Spain and one of the most important in the world.

In addition to coins, it comprises monetiform objects or artefacts related to money from every age and to its use and manufacture—medals, tokens, scales, coin and commercial weights, matrices, dies—as well as pieces associated formally, technically or historically with coinage, such as intaglios, cameos, seals and seal matrices.

There are nearly 300,000 objects altogether, including the world’s most important collection of coins from ancient Hispania.

Catalogue

In this section of the catalogue you can learn about the coins that have existed through the ages, from the first pieces struck circa 600 BC to the ones used in the Late Modern Era. These objects are important testimonies of their day, providing information about the economy, politics, ideology and religious beliefs of the societies and cultures that issued them.

Denario Ibérico

Protohistory

         

As de Cesaraugusta, reverso

Hispano-Roman and Visigothic kingdom

        

Dobla de Muhammad XII

Middle Ages

            

Cien escudos de Felipe IV

Modern Era

                

tetradracma Ptolomeo II y Arsinoe

Egypt

         

Tetradracma de Messana

Greece