The Cabinet of Coins and Medals was established in 1956 and it contains approximately 30,000 items. It is dedicated to collecting, presenting and publishing banknotes, medals, medals, plaques and insignia. The commitment to collecting materials originating from the city's territory makes this museum collection a valuable source of original materials for the study of Belgrade's long history. The collection contains ancient Greek, Celtic, Roman Republican and Imperial coins, Byzantine, medieval Serbian and Ottoman pieces of money, as well as several money hoards from European countries and cities from between the 16th and 18th centuries. The collection also includes examples of 48 distinct Ottoman and European currencies from the 19th century, i.e. from the period preceding the emergence of the national currency of the Principality of Serbia in 1868. A special part of the collection is dedicated orders, medals, plaques and insignia, which outline the political and cultural history of Belgrade.
We invite you to take a look at the objects from Coins and Medals Collection.
You can view other objects owned by Belgrade City Museum’s other collections and institutions in our digital depot.
Svetozar St. Dušanić bequested the Museum his collection of Roman bronze coins, minted by roman cities of Stobi and Viminacium and the Province of Dacia. Legacy has 2132 cases and it has been under the Museum care from 1970. Professor Svetozar St. Dušanić (1907-1990), theologian and numismatist, was a longtime trustee of the Museum of the Serbian Orthodox Church, and in numismatic circles he was known as a collector and expert in this area.
The Legacy of Đorđe Novaković has been under the auspices of the Belgrade City Museum since 1969. In accordance with his wish, his wife gifted it to the museum after his death. Đorđe Novaković (1908–1968), a diplomat and a collector, bequeathed to the Museum 7436 objects: banknotes of the Kingdom of Serbia, Kingdom of Montenegro, Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the greatest part of European countries dating from the period between the second half of the 19th century and the 1970s.
We invite youto visit The Lagacy of Đorđe Novaković on-line base