Anthony Tuckney - Simonds D'Ewes - 1649-04-25

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Anthony Tuckney

Anthony Tuckney - Simonds D'Ewes - 1649-04-25
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  15405
InstitutionName of Institution. London, British Library
InventoryInventory number. Harley MS 376, f.172
AuthorAuthor of the document. Anthony Tuckney
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Simonds D’Ewes
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . April 25, 1649
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation.
LiteratureReference to literature. Burnett 2020b, p. 3821
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Bronze , Gold , Cambridge , University Collection
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'Tuckney had, rather unfortunately and surely not intending any criticism, compared D’Ewes’s gift of 500 bronze coins, in return for the previous loan to him of a gilded copy of the Bible, to the Homeric exchange of gold and bronze armour between Diomedes and Glaucus, as a sign of true friendship.' (summary from Burnett 2020b, p. 382)


  1. ^  Burnett, Andrew M. (2020), The Hidden Treasures of this Happy Land. A History of Numismatics in Britain from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, BNS Special Publ. No 14 = RNS Special Publ. No 58, London, Spink & Son.