Vergil 1534 by Conrad Peutinger

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Polydore Vergil, Basel, 1534

Vergil 1534 by Conrad Peutinger
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  14323
TitleTitel of the book. Polydori Vergilii Urbinatis Anglicae historiae libri XXVI
AuthorAuthor of the document. Polydore Vergil
Printer or PublisherPrinter or Publisher of the publication.  Bebelius
Publication dateDate when the publication was issued: day - month - year . 1534 JL
InstitutionName of Institution. Augsburg, Staats- und Stadtbibliothek
InventoryInventory number. 2° Gs 871a
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Basel 47° 33' 29.19" N, 7° 35' 16.17" E
AnnotatorName of Person who annotated. Conrad Peutinger
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Thomas More, Juan Luis Vives
LiteratureReference to literature. Vergil 15341, Burnett 2020b, pp. 1339, 282
External LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  Coin Gift , Coin Collection , Carausius
Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'An annotation in Peutinger’s copy of Polydore Vergil’s Anglicae Historiae (Basel, 1534), p. 42.16 In Book II chapter 8, Vergil describes Britain in the third century and discusses Carausius. Peutinger underlined the phrase in the printed text ‘Sed ad Carausiu’ redeamus,’ and added as an annotation in the margin:

Cum nomine Senatus
et tocius rei publicae
Augustae Vindelicoru’
Imp Caes Carolum V
Aug. Brugis salutasse’
erat t’c ibidem Re-
gis Angliae orator
Thomas Morus, qui
qui mihi nomismata
Aurea CC Argentea
DC ostendit ac vole-
bat ut ex his petere’
quae vellem. Ego
vero n’ll’m vidi q’d
prius non habebam
praeter nomisma
Charausii quod et
mihi petenti dona-
uit, praesente Ludo-
uico Viues Hispano
huiuscae inscriptio-
nis Imp Carausius
P F Aug. Felicitas
Aug HSR. ab
vno latere eius ima-
go, ab alio nauis
cum viris etc

[When I greeted the Emperor Charles V at Bruges in the name of the Senate and whole Republic of Augsburg, there also then was the ambassador of the English King, Thomas More, who showed me 200 gold and 600 silver coins, and wanted that I should take from them what I wanted. But I saw none which I did not previously have, except a coin of Carausius, which at my request he gave to me in the presence of the Spanish Juan Luis Vives with this inscription IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG/ FELICITAS AVG HSR/on one side his portrait/ on the other a ship with men etc.]'

(Burnett 2020b, p. 1339)


  1. ^  Vergil, P. (1534) Polydori Vergilii Urbinatis Anglicae historiae libri XXVI, Basel, Bebelius.
  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.