Maurice Johnson - Peter Le Neve - 1753-05-21

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Maurice Johnson, Spalding

Maurice Johnson - Peter Le Neve - 1753-05-21
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14815
InstitutionName of Institution.
InventoryInventory number.
AuthorAuthor of the document. Maurice Johnson
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Peter Le Neve
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . May 21, 1753
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Spalding 52° 47' 15.50" N, 0° 9' 9.54" W
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Edmund Gibson, Francis Wise, Roger Gale, William Camden, William Stukeley, John Speed, Thomas Martin, Robert Bruce Cotton
LiteratureReference to literature. Nichols 1781-1790, pp. 433-51, Burnett 2020b, p. 16622
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Bronze , Cassivellaunus
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'I long to have Mr Wise’s sentiments of a small copper coin in my collection I sent him an account of; I take it to be a genuine one of Cassibelan, having a rough haired head on one side, the reverse concave, an esseda and horse; CAS under them, which I take to be Celtic or Greek characters, and protest I made them not, but they remain all perfectly as plowed up. Neither Camden, Selden, Cotton in Speed, nor Gibson, have any such coin; and Gale, Stukeley, Martin and Squire have all seen it with admiration, and could make no other conjecture about it.'

(Nichols 1781-1790, pp. 433-5; Burnett 2020b, p. 1662)


  1. ^  Nichols, John (ed.), Reliquiae Galeanae, in Bibliotheca Topographica Britannica II.1 (London, 1781), II.2 (London, 1781), III (London, 1790).
  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.