Eckhel, Joseph - Notebook 7 (in-4°)

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Eckhel, Joseph - Notebook 7 (in-4°)
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  13314
TitleTitel of the book. Notebook 7 (in-4°)
InstitutionName of Institution. Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum
InventoryInventory number.
AuthorAuthor of the document. Joseph Eckhel
Publication dateDate when the publication was issued: day - month - year .
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Vienna 48° 12' 30.06" N, 16° 22' 21.00" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation.
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Notes , Drawings , Coin Cabinet (vienna)
LiteratureReference to literature. Woytek 2022a, p. 378-3791
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

285 pages numbered in Eckhel's hand and many blank leaves at the end - Woytek 2022a, p. 378-379: "Of minor importance in the present context are the three notebooks in quarto format, nos. 5–7. They have two different types of bindings: nos. 5 and 6 are bound in unassuming orange boards, whereas no. 7 is in a half-leather binding sporting monochrome red marbled paper and a large label on the front board which is, however, left blank. All three notebooks were used by Eckhel for notes and excerpts on miscellaneous antiquarian topics. ... An inspection of notebook no. 7, in the half-leather binding, shows that it covers basically the same topics as notebooks nos. 5 and 6 – mythology, religion and various aspects of everyday life in the ancient world – but contains considerably less information. Evidently, we are dealing with a precursor of notebooks nos. 5 and 6 (bound in orange boards). As his notes grew, Eckhel must have realised that he needed more space, and split the contents of notebook no. 7 in two: from this moment onwards, he kept a separate notebook for ancient religion and mythology, and another for all other topics. Large parts of the text in the original notebook no. 7, especially all the entries pertaining to gods, have systematically been crossed out, doubtless by Eckhel himself: certainly after he had copied the relevant portions into notebooks no. 5 or 6, as random spot checks confirm. That notebook no. 7 belongs to an earlier phase of Eckhel’s activity also ties in well with the fact that it has a different binding than the other two.


  1. ^  Woytek, Bernhard (2022), "The Genesis of Eckhel's Doctrina numorum veterum and Georg Zoëga's Numismatic Papers", in Bernhard Woytek and Daniela Williams (eds.), Ars critica numaria. Joseph Eckhel (1737–1798) and the Transformation of Ancient Numismatics, Vienna, p. 285-298.