Folkes 1745 by Bryan Fairfax & George North

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Martin Folkes, 1745

Folkes 1745 by Bryan Fairfax & George North
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14869
TitleTitel of the book. A Table of English Silver Coins
AuthorAuthor of the document. Martin Folkes
Printer or PublisherPrinter or Publisher of the publication. 
Publication dateDate when the publication was issued: day - month - year . 1745
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Balliol College
InventoryInventory number. 485 a 18
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
AnnotatorName of Person who annotated. Bryan Fairfax, George North
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Browne Willis, Charles Frederick, James West, Richard Mead, Thomas Herbert, George Holmes, Thomas Stack, George Coningesby
LiteratureReference to literature. Folkes 17451, Burnett 2020b, p. 1253, 13132
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  English
Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'The book was originally presented by Folkes to Thomas Stack. The Balliol College catalogue notes that there is an "Ink note (possibly by George Coningesby) on the front free endleaf, describing these earlier manuscript additions and taken from 'Osbornes first vol. of his catalogue, selling in 1754, 1755, &c.'" The note has been pasted in and reads:

No. 6436. Folkes’s Table of English Silver and Gold Coins \1745. 4o/ large paper. with a great number of Notes neatly inserted in the Margin, copied out of a manuscript belonging to the late Bryan Fairfax Esq, entitled, a Table of English Silver Coins from the Norman Conquest to the end of Q. Elizabeth’s reign, with their several weights and Alloys, by the Revd George North 1722. Osbornes first vol. of his Catalogue, selling in 1754, 1755, &c.

The annnotations are not very numerous and dry up after Henry VIII, and after the first few pages. They are attributed mostly to North (N), and occasionally to Bryan Fairfax (B.F—x or F--- x). They refer to the works by Lowndes and Sharp, and to a few coins in the collections of Richard Mead, the Earl of Pembroke, James West, Charles Frederick, Browne Willis, and George Holmes'

(Burnett 2020b, p. 1313)


  1. ^  Folkes, Martin (1745) A Table of English Silver Coins from the Norman Conquest to the present time, London.
  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.