William Nicolson - John Sharp - 1699-06-01

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William Nicolson - John Sharp - 1699-06-01
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14416
InstitutionName of Institution. Gloucestershire Archives
InventoryInventory number. D3549/6/5/5
AuthorAuthor of the document. William Nicolson
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. John Sharp I
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . June 1, 1699
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. James Sutherland
LiteratureReference to literature. Burnett 2020b, p. 15051
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Coin Collection , Roman , Denarius , Silver , Local Finds , British Coins , Saxon , Scottish
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'I give some account of a Collection of Coins and Medals in the hands of Mr Sutherland, Keeper of the Physick-Garden at Edinburgh. He has 680 Roman Denarii (Consular and Caesarean with different Reverses; and yet sometimes above twenty of the same Emperor. Al these, as he’s inform’d, have been found in Scotland.... He has likewise a complete Set of our English Coins since the Conquest; and about twenty Saxon pieces. He also has a good Number of foreign pennies.... He has the pennies, Groats, etc. of Scotland from Alexander the First downwards....'

(Gloucestershire Archives, D3549/6/5/5; Burnett 2020b, p. 1505)


  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.