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Die Münzsammlung des Museum August Kestner © Landeshauptstadt Hannover

Die Münzsammlung des Museum August Kestner

Museum August Kestner

Numismatics – Coins and Medals

The Collection of Coins and Medals features more than 100.000 exhibits.

Eine römische Goldmünze, die den Kopf des Augustus zeigt © LHH

Römische Gold-Münze, Kopf des Augustus, ca. 19 v. Chr.

The Collection of Coins and Medals informs about 2600 years of monetary history by way of coinage from ancient Greece, the Roman Republic and Empire, medieval German bracteates as well as medals dating from the Renaissance to the twenty first century. Highlights of the collection include ancient Greek coins from Olympia as well as nineteenth-century German coins.

Medieval and modern coinage from the region of the present-day state of Lower Saxony is also featured. The coin collection is the largest of its kind in Northern Germany.