The History of the Holburne Collection
The Collection: Coins and Medals
There were 177 gold, silver and bronze coins and medals in Sir William's collection. These ranged in date from ancient Greece to the early nineteenth century. The majority were probably housed in the pedestal collector's cabinet in the Front Drawing Room (1625), although 'Eight Ancient Gold Coins' were displayed in an ebony and glass case that was listed on top of the mineral cabinet in Sir William's Study in 1874 (AR153).