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The E-Sylum: Volume 15, Number 6, February 5, 2012, Article 25

FEATURED WEB PAGE: THE HUNTERIAN COIN AND MEDAL COLLECTION

This week's Featured Web Page is the home of the coin and medal collection of the Hunterian museum in Glasgow, Scotland. Thanks to Coins Weekly for mentioning the Hunterian museum this week.

The Hunterian houses one of the world's great coin collections, containing 70,000 coins, medals, tokens and related objects

About half is the original collection of Dr William Hunter put together at the end of the 18th century, when it was second only in importance to the French Royal Collection. Today it is Scotland's premier collection in this subject.

The collection contains Ancient Greek, Roman, Medieval and Modern coins as well as medals from the Renaissance to contemporary Scotland. Many of these are unique or extremely rare and most are in superb condition.

The collection is extensively used for teaching and research, and several catalogues covering its major holdings have been published

Athenian gold stater

www.gla.ac.uk/hunterian/collections/
collectionsummary/coinsandmedals/



Wayne Homren, Editor

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