John Byrom - 1729-06-03

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John Byrom, 1729/06/03

John Byrom - 1729-06-03
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14749
InstitutionName of Institution.
InventoryInventory number.
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
AuthorAuthor of the document. John Byrom
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Patrick Kennedy, Martin Folkes, Jean Foy-Vaillant, Lorenzo Patarol
Publication dateDate when the publication was issued: day - month - year . June 3, 1729
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Coin Price , Numismatic Literature
LiteratureReference to literature. Patarol 17021, Parkinson 1854-1857, vol. I.2, pp. 364-52, Burnett 2020b, p. 16353
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'Dr. Kennedy spoke to me upon ’Change, and asked me if I had looked over my medals? I said, No, I had not time; he said he observed that I asked Mr. Folkes why he bid when he said he did not want them, and he said the reason was that we bid against him always, and therefore as we raised his prices he was to raise ours; I told him that if I had known that he had a fancy for any lot he might have had it; he said it was Mr. Folkes’s fault, asked me if this was my first time of buying medals? I said, Yes; then he said if he had known he would have favoured a young beginner, and said if I would call any time at York House he would turn over his medals for me; and upon my asking what books there were for a beginner he recommended Pateroll and Vaillant.'

(Parkinson 1854-1857, vol. I.2, pp. 364-5; Burnett 2020b, p. 1635)


  1. ^  Patarol, Lorenzo (1702), Series Augustorum, Augustarum, Caesarum, et tyrannorum omnium, tam in oriente, quàm in occidente, a C. J. Caesare ad Carolum VI, Venice
  2. ^  Parkinson, R. (ed.)(1854-7) The private journal and literary remains of John Byrom, Chetham Society 32, 34, 40, 44, Manchester.
  3. ^  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.