Samuel Crawley - Jacques-Philippe d'Orville - 1750-12-28

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Samuel Crawley, Izmir

Samuel Crawley - Jacques-Philippe d'Orville - 1750-12-28
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  3138
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
InventoryInventory number. MS D’Orville 487 f° 237-238
AuthorAuthor of the document. Samuel Crawley
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Jacques-Philippe d'Orville
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . December 28, 1750
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Izmir 38° 24' 55.22" N, 27° 8' 40.09" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Daniel Alexander de Hochepied
LiteratureReference to literature. Callataÿ 2021c, p. 532, n° 581
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Moulds , Sicily , Gems
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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-Lettre du 28 décembre 1750 (de Smyrne): Abstract: He avers his unremitting zeal to contribute antiquities to O’s. magnificent collection in the shape of Greek and Latin NSS. and inscriptions; and Mons. Count Hochepied has promised replicas of two rare medals. The public owes you a debt for having brought out of obscurity Chariton Aphrodisiensis: I am impatient for your journey in Sicily. Would you like some of the intaglios and cameos which the peasants offer for sale? The French consul buys them up, good and bad; but I get first choice, the French nation being unpopular with the country people. (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS D’Orville 487 f° 237-238).


  1. ^  Callataÿ, François de (2021), “Correspondence about the coin market in Constantinople and Smyrna prior to 1800”, in Andrew Meadows and Ute Wartenberg (eds.), Presbeus. Studies in Ancient Coinage Presented to Richard Ashton, New York, The American Numismatic Society, p. 511-532.