Archaeological Museum of Bologna

Museo Civico Archeologico
Via dell'Archiginnasio 2 - 40124 Bologna

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Collections / Ricerca / Numismatic Collection: medals


The Bologna collection has about 16,000 medals made of various types of metal. On a chronological level it goes from the origin of medals, with works by Pisanello, to our own era. The papal medals are especially important, constituted by over 5500 pieces – some of which quite rare – depicting popes from St Peter to John Paul II. In addition to the large series of medals tied to the history of Bologna and its important figures, with many one-off pieces, there is also a collection of Renaissance medals that boasts exquisite pieces by masters such as Pisanello, Matteo de’ Pasti, L’Antico, Sperandio, Gian Cristoforo Romano and Francia.

Spaces | Coins cabinet (storeroom)