Numismatic collection

The numismatic collection counts over 2,500 copper coins and medals dating back from the middle of the XVII century till the XX century and is constantly replenished thanks to archeological works held on the museum sites as well as gifts from private persons.

Memorable Medal commemorating the events of the Great Northern War

(beginning of the XVIII century)

Copper coins hoard (the 1570s)

(mid-XVII century)

Milestones in the History of Kolomenskoye exposition
at the Front Gate of the Tsar’s Courtyard in Kolomenskoye

A hoard of copper coins represents the main part of the collection as it has great significance from the everyday life and historical points of view. This hoard consists of 2,141 copper coins of 1, 2, 3 and 5-kopek value issued in 1835-1916 and found on the territory of the museum in1968. In2004, during the construction of the communication lines on the museum territory, a new hoard buried in 1916 was found. That hoard includes 124 coins of 0.5, 1, 2, 3 and 5-kopek value. The museum stock includes as well a collection of coins issued atMoscow,Novgorod,Pskovand Koknese mints during the monetary reform launched in 1654-1663, inthe reign of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich. The abundance of coins of that kind on the Russian money market caused widespread discontent among the population and led to the Copper Riot of 1662 that took place inMoscow. The coins presented were found on theterritoryofKolomenskoyemuseum as well as in otherMoscowdistricts and theMoscowregion.

The ‘kopek’ coin of the times of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich reign
Abverse

The ‘kopek’ coin of the times of Tsar Alexey Mikhailovich reign
Reverse

In the museum stock one can find the Conquest of Paris and Crossing the Rhine River medals issued in the middle of the XIX century that make part of a series devoted to the Patriotic War of 1812 and the War of the Sixth Coalition of 1813-1814 (artist F. Tolstoy, medalists Klepikov and Lyapin).

Medal from the collection devoted to the Patriotic War of 1812

(mid-XIX century)

Milestones in the History of Kolomenskoye exposition
at the Front Gate of the Tsar’s Courtyard in Kolomenskoye

Another part of the collection includes change coins of small value mass produced in the XVIII and XIX centuries atMoscow, Saint-Petersburg and Yekaterinburg mints.

A quarter-kopek coin, 1734

Kopek coins, 1705-1713
Exposition in the House of Peter I in Kolomenskoye

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