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Numismatic Department

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The Numismatic Cabinet or Medagliere of the Vatican Library preserves coins, medals, plaques, seals, tablets, engraved stones, sulfur and plaster casts, and other similar materials.

In particular:
  • Roman coins of the Republican Period
  • Roman coins of the Imperial Period
  • Coins found in the Roman Catacombs
  • Byzantine coins
  • Pontifical coins (the largest collection in the world)
  • Coins of the cities and dominions of Italy
  • Coins from other countries, including a large number of Oriental (especially Chinese) coins
  • Papal medals (the largest and most complete collection in the world)
  • Italian medals, from the Renaissance to the present day
  • Medals from other countries, from the Renaissance to the present day
  • Pontifical lead bulls
  • Seals
  • Roman lead tesserae
  • Roman engraved stones from the Imperial Period
  • Sulfur and plaster casts of gems, coins and medals
  • Plaques
  • Tablets
DEPARTMENT OF THE NUMISMATIC CABINET

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