Paris. Bibliothèque nationale. Département des monnaies, médailles et antiques

The Department of Coins, Medals and Antiques holds one of the more outstanding collections of 'medals' worldwide. Up to the 19th century, the word means old medals and coins. The number of pieces makes this collection, of a remarkable quality, a unique collection. The Department also holds a spectacular collection of antiques from the ancient Near East, Greece, Rome; and national antiquities. (BNF)