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Coins and Medals

Our collection focuses on Iron Age and Roman coins (especially those found in the Worthing region), English coins and tokens from all periods, British service and commemorative medals and British orders.

XIV Olympiad London c. 1948
XIV Olympiad London c. 1948

An insight into the collection

The earliest coin dates to around 50BC and is a gold stater given by the Ambiani tribe of modern-day Belgium in exchange for military support against Julius Caesar himself! Extensive Roman coin hoards, including the famous Patching Hoard are also in our collections, many of which are on display. We also have a large collection of medals, from commemorative issues to wartime medals issued to both the British forces and the German Wehrmacht.