Hearne, Thomas - Catalogue of Roman Republican coins in Bodleian Library

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Hearne, Thomas - Catalogue of Roman Republican coins in Bodleian Library
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  15521
TitleTitel of the book. Catalogue of Roman Republican coins in Bodleian Library
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Oxford 51° 45' 7.25" N, 1° 15' 28.26" W
InventoryInventory number. MS Rawlinson N2
AuthorAuthor of the document. Thomas Hearne
Catalogue dateDate when the catalogue was issued: day - month - year . August 15, 1709
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation.
LiteratureReference to literature. Burnett 2020b, pp. 436-71
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Roman , Roman Republican , Oxford , University Collection , Bodleian Library
Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'We also have two further surviving catalogues of the Roman Republican coins, both of which are usually attributed to Thomas Hearne. One is in the Ashmolean Museum (MS Arch Bodl fol 4 = MS Rawlinson N1, ff.165–211), and the other is in the Bodleian (MS Rawlinson N2). N2 was regarded by Milne [in his pencil note in MS Arch. Bodl. fol. 4, f.165] as ‘a draft’ of the first, but the lists are not quite the same. Bodleian Rawlinson N2 is dated 15 August 1709. In it, the coins are numbered consecutively from 1 to 252, of which 242–52 are ‘incerta’. It should not, however, be regarded as a complete listing, since there is only ever one description for each type. The presence of further specimens may be noted (but not numbered) by ‘[bis]’, or even occasionally ‘[ter]’ or ‘[quater’]. The tray numbers are indicated at the top of the page: ‘Loc 14’: coins 1–86; ‘Loc 15’: coins 87–169; ‘Loc 16’: coins 170–241; and ‘Loc 168 & Arcula 2’: coins 242–52. The descriptions are in Latin, and have the ‘head side’ first. They are sometimes accompanied by additional historical notes in English, which may cite ancient sources or modern books, although only Livy and Vaillant seem to have been used. There is no indication of provenance.' (Burnett 2020b, pp. 436-7)


  1. ^  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.