Occo 1579 by Jacob Cool

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Adolf Occo, Antwerp, 1579

Occo 1579 by Jacob Cool
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  8494
TitleTitel of the book. Imperatorum Romanorum numismata a Pompeio Magno ad Heraclium: quibus insuper additae sunt inscriptiones quaedam veteres, arcus triumphales, et alia ad hanc rem necessaria
AuthorAuthor of the document. Adolf Occo
Printer or PublisherPrinter or Publisher of the publication.  Christophe Plantin
Publication dateDate when the publication was issued: day - month - year . 1579 JL
InstitutionName of Institution. Cambridge, University Library
InventoryInventory number. Adv. D, 3.22 or Ms. Oo. IV.35
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Antwerp 51° 13' 16.00" N, 4° 23' 58.96" E
AnnotatorName of Person who annotated. Jacob Cool
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Abraham Ortelius
LiteratureReference to literature. Burnett 2020b, pp. 200-11, 55, 2261
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Collection Numbers
Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

-Cambridge: University Library (Adv. D, 3.22 or Ms. Oo. IV.35): Adolf Occo, Imperatorum Romanorum numismata, Antwerp, Plantin, 1579 – book annotated by Jacob Cools (Colius Ortelianus, 1563-1628), the nephew of Ortelius, giving numbers for his coin collection (1,129 in 1603) as well as for the one of Abraham Ortelius (1,925 coins in 1597).

Poem inscribed on verso of title page:

Codice in Occonis minio commonstrat ubique

Quos habeat nummos Caesareos Colius.

Sicque suos Graecos nummos distinguit in illud

De Graecis Colius quod sibi scripsit opus.

At quae consulibus inscripta numismata servet

Illud in Ursini SIC notat usque libro.

[Colius indicates in red, in all places in the book of Occo, which imperial coins he may have. And similarly Colius marks his Greek coins in that work ‘About the Greeks’ that he has written for himself. And this (SIC) marks everywhere in the book of Orsini the coins which he may have, inscribed by the consuls.]


  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.