William Stukeley - Smart Lethieullier - n.d.

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William Stukeley

William Stukeley - Smart Lethieullier - n.d.
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14264
InstitutionName of Institution.
InventoryInventory number.
AuthorAuthor of the document. William Stukeley
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Smart Lethieullier
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year .
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. William Camden, David Gansel
LiteratureReference to literature. Lukis 1882-1887, vol. 2 pp. 145-61, Burnett 2020b, p. 13012
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Local Finds , Roman , Silver Coins , Bronze Coins , Saxon
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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'Anno 1718, at Leighton, a village in Essex, thought by Camden to be Durolitum of Antoninus, a gentleman having occasion to enlarge his gardens, in digging up about 2 acres of land, found under the whole very large and strong foundations ... Scattered through the whole were found severall pieces of Roman coin, both silver and brasse [Consular and Imperiall to the time of Julian] many of them intirely defaced, but the fair ones are now in that gentleman’s possession.

He says allso there were some bitts of silver with Saxon characters, but not knowing what to make of them he disregarded and lost them.'

(Lukis 1882-1887, vol. 2 pp. 145-6; Burnett 2020b, p. 1301)


  1. ^  Lukis, W.C. (ed.)(1882-87) The Family Memoirs of the Rev. William Stukeley and the Correspondence of William Stukeley, Roger & Samuel Gale, Etc., 3 Vols, Publications of the Surtees Society Vols. 73, 76, 80, London.
  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.