The history of the collections starts ca 1572, when Johan III's chancellery clerk Rasmus Ludvigsson collects old Swedish coins as part of the dispute with Denmark over the right to include three crowns in the national coat of arms. Since then the collections have been expanded through gifts, purchases, exchanges and deposits.
Explore our collection
Large parts of our collection are digitally accessible. The database is shared with other museums within the agency National Historical Museums.