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In terms of the number of items the Numismatics Accounts for more than a third of the entire stocks of the museum. The Hermitage numismatics collection has long been famed as one of the largest in the country. The bulk of the collection consists of coins: Ancient (some 120,000), Eastern (over 220,000), Russian (300,000) and Western (360,000). The collection also includes commemorative medals (some 75,000), orders and medals, badges (about 50,000) and a variety of sphragistic material (connected with seals).


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