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.


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.