Spuścizna numizmatyczna Zbigniewa Zawadzkiego w zbiorach Muzeum w Grudziądzu
Numismatischer Nachlaß von Zbigniew Zawadzki in der Sammlungen des Museums in Graudenz
The numismatic legacy of Zbigniew Zawadzki in the collection of the Grudziądz Museum
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In 2017, Zbigniew Zawadzki, a distinguished Grudziądz citizen, died. He was a well-known and respected collector of various types of historical memorabilia. He possessed, among others, a huge collection of old postcards and photographs of Grudziądz, including rare and extremely valuable historical objects. In the middle of 2017, according to his will, most of the collection was handed over by his wife, Janina Zawadzka, as a gift to the Grudziądz Museum. Zbigniew Zawadzki was not only an expert and enthusiast of iconographic objects. In his rich collections he also had numismatic objects, as well as numerous medals. From these two groups, as many as 450 items of various types were donated to the Grudziądz Museum, which were included in the collection of monuments kept by the Numismatic Cabinet, a separate organizational unit operating in the structures of the Department of History. Among the gifts we can distinguish the following: the Austrian replacement hellers from 1919–1921, paper replacement money from Grudziądz and the Grudziądz district from 1917–1920, vouchers of the POW camp in Grudziądz from 1918, Polish securities – stocks and bonds, as well as medals related to the city. In this text, the author presents the aforementioned gift of numismats and medals, which – especially the banknotes – is an extremely substantial enrichment of the paper money collection of the Numismatic Cabinet. The article was completed with a full list of numismats and medals from the Zbigniew Zawadzki collection.
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