We have small but significant holdings of material relating to the study of coins and medals. See, in particular, the following collections:

  • Hunterian: includes books on numismatics and some manuscript items relating to William Hunter's acquisition of coins and medals
  • Hunterian Museum: includes correspondence relating to coins and medals
  • Stirling Maxwell: collection of emblem literature, including medal books

Relevant material may also be found by searching across all our collections, by name or keyword. Please use the rare books search (for printed material) and the manuscripts search (for unpublished material including notebooks, papers, photographs and drawings).