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Collections - Coins, Currency & Money

Early Coins

Crimean War Discovery

    


"Coin found when road making in Crimea War, Col. du Balaclava, September 1855 in the foundations of old buildings.  Major Paton"
A small copper coin of the Byzantine city of Cherson in the Crimea - they are usually associated with Romanoes Lekapenos, circa 921-944.
Accession Number: KO2868/01

    
Maria Theresa Dollar.
Known as a 'Yemani Dollar' obtained by Corporal John Graves whilst serving in Aden with the 1st Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment in 1958.   The Maria Theresa Dollar was a well known currency in the Middle East and Africa in the 19th Century and many still survive today in those parts of the world where they were used.
Accession Number: KO2617/61

    
1846 sixpence coin, carried through the Second World War as a good luck charm by Private Robert Huddleston, number 3717631, 8th and 1st Battalions, King's Own Royal Regiment in Malta and Italy.
Accession Number: KO2657/08

bulletEarly Coins
bulletSouth African War 1899-1902
bulletFirst World War - Allied
bulletFirst World War - German
bulletIndia
bulletSecond World War - Maltese
bulletSecond World War - Italy
bulletSecond World War - German
bulletSecond World War - Japanese
bulletBritish Military Authority Notes

Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time.  Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions.  An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.

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