Humfrey Wanley - Arthur Charlett 1697-08-22

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Humfrey Wanley

Humfrey Wanley - Arthur Charlett 1697-08-22
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InstitutionName of Institution.
InventoryInventory number.
AuthorAuthor of the document. Humfrey Wanley
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Arthur Charlett
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . August 22, 1697
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. William Courten, Abednego Seller, Francesco Mezzabarba Birago, Abraham van Goorle, Filippo Paruta, Leonardo Agostini
LiteratureReference to literature. Agostini 16491, Mezzabarba Birago 16832, Goorle 16013, Wanley 1989, pp. 71-5 Letter 384, Burnett 2020b, pp. 1218, 12245
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Coin Collection , Collection Price , Greek , English Collectors , Numismatic Literature
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Two extracts from the same letter:
'I remember, Sir, that last year you wrote to me about the Collection of Mr Seller which you said consisted of 1000 Coins, whereof one third part were Greek, & the whole valued at £300. ’Tis a great rate, & the coins had need be good, but Mr Charlton has’s the most noble Collection in England, for a private Gentleman, & ’tis worth while even to look upon them.' (Burnett 2020b, p. 1218)
'[Wanley gave advice on a catalogue of books which had presumably been offered to Charlett. Nearly all the 15 or so titles, on which Wanley commented, were numismatic books. He went on to add that] the List is not at all perfect, for you ought to buy Mediobarbus his Roman Coins, a folio of about 40s price in the first place. And Gorlaeus his Dactyliotheca, with Leonardo Augustino, 2, 4tos of Gronovius Edition should be had. Paruta’s Sicilian coins printed at Rome with the Additions of Leonardo Augostino, is a very rare & scarce book…' (Burnett 2020b, p. 1224)


  1. ^  Agostini, Leonardo (1649), La Sicilia di Filippo Paruta descritta con medaglie, e ristampata con aggiunta Da Leonardo Agostini all’Altezza Reale del Serenissimo Duca D’Orliens zio della Maestà Christianissima, nella stamperia di Lodovico Grignani, Rome.
  2. ^  Mezzabarba Birago, Francesco (1683). Imperatorum romanorum numismata a Pompeio magno ad Heraclium ab Adolfo Occo ne olim congesta, nunc augustorum iconibus, perpetuis historico / Chronologicis notis, plubribusque additamentis illustrata, et aucta. Mediolani: Ex Typographia Ludovici Montiae.
  3. ^  Goorle, Abraham van (1601), Dactyliotheca seu annulorum sigillarium quorum apud Priscos tam Graecos quam Romanos usus, ex ferro, aere, argento et auro promptuarii. Delft.
  4. ^  Wanley, Humfrey (1989), Letters of Humfrey Wanley, Oxford (ed. P. L. Heyworth)
  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.