Casaubon, Isaac - Notes on a Moroccan coin - Oxford, Bodleian Library - MS Casaubon 11, f.150

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Isaac Casaubon

Casaubon, Isaac - Notes on a Moroccan coin - Oxford, Bodleian Library - MS Casaubon 11, f.150
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  16584
TitleTitel of the book. Notes on a Moroccan coin
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS Casaubon 11, f.150
AuthorAuthor of the document. Isaac Casaubon
Publication dateDate when the publication was issued: 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.
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Arabic , Islamic , Moroccan , Gold
LiteratureReference to literature. Burnett 2020b, pp. 647, 9361, Gigante - Burnett 20242
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia 
Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'[This MS] contains drawings of the two sides of a contemporary Moroccan gold coin. The coin can be identified as a gold double dinar of Abu Faris, Sharif of Morocco, dated AH 1015 (AD 1606). Casaubon transcription of the Arabic is almost entirely correct, the only little mistake being omitting the [alif] from the word [al-'abbas], and the translation is perfectly correct. This is accompanied by a second rendering of the reverse with a note reading: "this was written by a Turkish man whose home was in Buda, a man well-skilled in Latin and of no ordinary intelligence."' (Gigante - Burnett 2024)


  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.
  2. ^  Gigante, F. & A.M. Burnett (2024) 'Casaubon on Arabic and Turkish Coins: a European Network', Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 87