Uppsala University Coin Cabinet


The Uppsala University Coin Cabinet is involved in research on the world's numismatic and monetary history.

Numismatics is a small discipline, both in Scandinavia and internationally. There are many uncharted fields of research. We welcome colleagues and students from Uppsala University and other institutions to use the collections in their research.

In the collections of the Coin Cabinet you can find material about subjects such as economic history, history of ideas and learning (for example history of medicine with medals of notable physicians) art history (through the history quite a number of famous artists created medals) and materials science (coins and medals have been produced out of the most unexpected metals).

Ever since the 17th century, a number of numismatic dissertations has been written and defended at Uppsala University. Most of them are based on the Coin Cabinet's collections.

Feel free to contact us if you want to know in which way the coin cabinet could support your questions and research.