Uppsala University Coin Cabinet


The Coin Cabinet's exhibitions can be seen in two places, that is, in the Museum Gustavianum and in the University Main Building

In the Museum Gustavianum we exhibit ancient Greek and Roman coins (showcases 1 and 2).

The main exhibition of coins and medals from the Middle Ages to the present (showcases 03-11) is shown at the University Main Building, together with several other objects from the 18th century: the world’s first banknote, a rich selection of Sweden's Plate money, rare and unique coins testifying to Swedish history and medals with portraits of famous men and women. Carl Linnaeus is included as well as two genuine Nobel medals.

Choose the showcase and browse through the objects with the help of the arrows. To see an object enlarged, click on the image.

Showcase 03: Viking age and medieval coins
Showcase 04: Swedish coins of the 16th and 17th centuries
Showcase 05: Coins of the 18th to 21st centuries
Showcase 06: Medal production
Showcase 07: Female medals
Showcase 08: Royal medals and Linnaean medals
Showcase 09: Professors and employees of Uppsala University
Showcase 10: Precious medals
Showcase 11: Nobel medals