Bell, Beaupré - Catalogue of the collection of Beaupré Bell

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Bell, Beaupré - Catalogue of the collection of Beaupré Bell
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  15423
TitleTitel of the book. Catalogue of the collection of Beaupré Bell
InstitutionName of Institution. Cambridge, Trinity College
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Cambridge 52° 12' 19.91" N, 0° 7' 7.19" E
InventoryInventory number. MS R.10.10
AuthorAuthor of the document. Beaupré Bell
CollectorCollector. Beaupré Bell
Catalogue dateDate when the catalogue was issued: day - month - year .
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Anselmo Maria Banduri
LiteratureReference to literature. James 1901-1904, no. 8531, Burnett 2020b, p. 3932
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Roman , Late Roman Empire, Carausius , Allectus
Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'A catalogue of about 120 coins from Claudius II to Valens. It was composed in the same way as the ‘main’ catalogue, again with a few comments and some references, mostly to Banduri. Some of the entries have been struck out, including the whole section of Carausius and Allectus, perhaps implying that they were to be transferred elsewhere, and sometimes the comment ‘coin to be added’ appears. Carausius, for example, has 10 coins deleted and the comment ‘17 AE3 to be entered’. Several of the coins in this list (e.g., Quintillus, Probus) also appear in the main catalogue, but some do not. So it looks as if this might be a part of an earlier catalogue, which Bell was in the process of updating, in the light of changes to his collection. This would help explain the gaps in the main catalogue.' (Burnett 2020b, p. 393)


  1. ^  James, M.R. (1901-1904) The Western Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge: a Descriptive Catalogue, Cambridge.
  2. ^  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.