Leake 1726 by James West

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Stephen Leake, London, 1726

Leake 1726 by James West
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  16392
TitleTitel of the book. Nummi Britannici historia: or an historical account of English money, from the conquest to the uniting of the two kingdoms by King James I and of Great-Britain to the present time
AuthorAuthor of the document. Stephen Leake
Printer or PublisherPrinter or Publisher of the publication.  W. Meadows
Publication dateDate when the publication was issued: day - month - year . 1726
InstitutionName of Institution. London, British Library
InventoryInventory number. Lansdowne MS 850, ff.17-108
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. London 51° 31' 47.68" N, 0° 7' 39.68" W
AnnotatorName of Person who annotated. James West
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Browne Willis, Thomas Herbert, Thomas Granger, Smart Lethieullier, John Conduitt, George Vertue, Martin Folkes, Edward Harley
LiteratureReference to literature. Burnett 2020b, pp. 915, 1018 n. 1291
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  English , British Coins , English Collectors
Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

A copy cut up for annotation by James West and signed by him in 1727. He was clearly intending to use Leake’s book as the basis of a catalogue to which he was going to add specimens drawn from other collections:

'P stands for Coins as are in the Lord Pembrokes Collection as ye Crown of Henry ye Eighth &c
G for those Coins which are preserved in Mr Graingers Collection as the Gold one of Edward the Black Prince &c
L for those of Mr Lethieulliers Collection [added later:] as that of Svebherd
C for such Accounts as I have received from Mr Conduit then Master of the Mint
W for such accounts as I have received from my honoured friend Browne Willis
O For such as are in the Collection of the Earl of Oxford
V For such notices as from George Vertue the most skilful Engraver of our Nation
MF For such observations as I receive from the Learned Martin Folkes Esquire.'

(Burnett 2020b, p. 915)


  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.