Desiderius Erasmus - Thomas More - 1517-05-30

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Desiderius Erasmus - Thomas More - 1517-05-30
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  15180
InstitutionName of Institution.
InventoryInventory number.
AuthorAuthor of the document. Desiderius Erasmus
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Thomas More
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . March 30, 1517 JL
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Antwerp 51° 13' 15.99" N, 4° 23' 58.95" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Guillaume Budé, Cuthbert Tunstall
LiteratureReference to literature. Budé 15151, Allen et al. 1906-1958, vol. 2, pp. 576-7, letter 5842, Mynors - Thomson - McConica 1977, pp. 368-72, letter 5843, Cunnally 1994, p. 1334, Burnett 2020b, pp. 17, 195
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Numismatic Literature , Purchaising Coins
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'Tunstallus bellissime valet, imo triumphat; tantum hie nactus est veterum nomismatum. Perlegit Copiam meam, ac mire probat. Panegyricum quo Philippum laudaui, vnice admiratur. Budaei Assem totum excussit, e& ad eundem scripsit : verum ille nondum quicquam respondit.' (Allen et al. 1906-1958, vol. 2, pp. 576-7, letter 584)

['Tunstall is in splendid health, in fact positively triumphant: he has acquired while here such a quantity of ancient coins. He has read through my Copia and highly approves of it. My panegyric in praise of Philip fills him with admiration. He has worked through the whole of Budé's De Asse, and has written to him, but he has not yet answered.'] (translation from Mynors - Thomson - McConica 1977, pp. 368-72, letter 584)


  1. ^  Budé, Guillaume (1515), De Asse et partibus eius Libri quinque, Iodocus Badius Ascensius, Parisiis.
  2. ^  Allen, P.S., H.M. Allen, & H.W. Garrod (eds.)(1906-1958) Opus epistolarum Des. Erasmi Roterodami : denuo recognitum et auctum. Compendium vitae P.S. Allen addidit H.W. Garrod. Indices (T. XII) compilavit Barbara Flower; perfecit et edidit Elisabeth Rosenbaum, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 12 vol.
  3. ^  Erasmus (trans. R.A.B. Mynors & D.F.S Thomson; annotated by J.K. McConica)(1979) The Correspondence of Erasmus, Vol. 4: Letters 446-593, 1516-1517, Toronto, University of Toronto Press.
  4. ^  Cunnally, J. (1994), "Ancient Coins as Gifts and Tokens of Friendship during the Renaissance," Journal of the History of Collections, 6, p. 129-143
  5. ^  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.