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The collection of the Numismatic Cabinet of Catalonia, open to consultation by researchers, is formed by over 135,000 pieces. The principal numismatic series are represented here, with coins dating from the 6th century BC to the present day, as well as medals, valuable paper, tokens, monetary weights, scales, dies, decorations and insignia. Of all this wealth of material, the most important and emblematic series are without doubt the Catalan ones. They include extremely rare pieces, such as the first silver coins ever struck in the Iberian Peninsula by the Greeks of Emporion, the issues of the Catalan counties, those of the 17th-century Reapers’ War, those of the Napoleonic invasion and the bank notes issued by local councils in Catalonia during the Civil War of 1936-1939.

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    Numismatics

    EMPORION

    Drachma

    End of 3rd century BC

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    Numismatics

    KESE

    Unit

    Second half of 2nd century BC

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    Numismatics

    LEOVIGILD

    Tremissis

    575-586


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    Numismatics

    BISHOPRIC OF VIC

    Denier

    Second half of 11th century

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    Numismatics

    PETER II, KNOWN AS 'THE GREAT'

    Croat

    1285

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    Numismatics

    PAOLO DE RAGUSA

    Medal dedicated to Alfons IV

    Mid-15th century


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    Numismatics

    PRINCIPALITY OF CATALONIA

    5 reales

    1641

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    Numismatics

    HOARD

    Puig-reig hoard

    1855 or soon after

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    Numismatics

    JOSEP OBIOLS, GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA

    2.50 pesetas

    25.09.1936


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Digitalisation of the graphic work of Marià Fortuny

Thanks to the support of Fundación Telefónica, who have digitalised 2,400 drawings and prints by Marià Fortuny kept in the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya can now present to the public all the work by this artist housed in the Museum. You can begin your virtual visit browsing the side menu or using the advanced search. If you want, you can also read the text by Francesc Quílez, head of the Cabinet, written to accompany this publication of Fortuny's graphic works.
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