About Us

Coin Cabinet of the Technische Universität / Bergakademie Freiberg

The numismatic collection represents a part of the scientific historical holdings of the University library and includes some 16,200 coins and medals. Subjects covered are besides the modern period, the Middle ages and Antiquity.

The collections is based on the holdings of Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817), who had collected more than 6,600 coins. As a second elementary part there are coins and medals deriving and illustrating scenes from mining contexts, these were added in the 19th century. In 1995 the last group was included: medals issued for the "Berg- und Hüttenmännischen Tag".

Academic Staff and responsibilities: Angela Kugler-Kießling, with support of Beata Heide and Tino Polzin.

Photography: University library Freiberg (see each object entry's print view for details)
Layout: Goldland Media
Maps: Goldland Media, Dr. Jürgen Freundel

This project is in cooperation with the Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin: Coin database and online catalogue based on http://ikmk.smb.museum/ with shared data administration for the NUMiD-network and the semantic web.