Benjamin Ray - Samuel Pegge - 175?-2-28

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Benjamin Ray - Samuel Pegge - 175?-2-28
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  11738
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS Eng. letters d. 46 fols. 419-422
AuthorAuthor of the document. Benjamin Ray
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Samuel Pegge
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . February 28, 1759
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Spalding 52° 47' 14.96" N, 0° 9' 5.87" W
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Beaupré Bell
LiteratureReference to literature.
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Iconography , Lotus , Isis , Egypt
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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-Lettre du 28 février (année inconnue) (sans lieu): He is glad to have so learned a pen as P’s to curb his impertinence. After a recent talk with Mr. Bell, whom he has not met since they were at college together, on the meaning of the lotus on medals, he thought he would try to solve this mystery and submit for P’s opinion an essay on the lotus. He traces the subject back to Egyptian theology, referring to Iamblichus; and finds agreement between the devices on Roman coins and Egyptian hieroglyphics. He develops a learned argument with quotations from the Greek on the links between devices on Roman coins and Isis worship and the lotus flower on the head as a symbol of hope. (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Eng. letters d. 46 fols. 419-422).