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Andrew Fountaine - John Covel - 1701-7-9

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Andrew Fountaine - John Covel - 1701-7-9
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  10735
InstitutionName of Institution. London, British Library
InventoryInventory number. Add Ms. 22910, f° 521–2
AuthorAuthor of the document. Andrew Fountaine
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. John Covel
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . July 9, 1701
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Amsterdam 52° 22' 21.94" N, 4° 53' 36.96" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Gosuinus Uilenbroek, Charles du Fresne
LiteratureReference to literature. Fresne 16801, Burnett 2020b, p. 15912
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  byzantine, amsterdam
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

-Lettre du 9 juillet 1701 (d’Amsterdam): “I bought last weeke Du Cange’s Familiae Byzantinae;12 wch I design to bring over with me into England, ’tis a very learned book and I do not doubt but ’twill be of use to you. … I have made some small addition to my Collection of coines since I was with you of wch you \shall/ have an account when I am soe happy as to meet you. I have bin this [da]ys a looking over the collection of Min Heer Uilenbroek;13 he [is a ver]y curious man and has got a noble stock of Antiquiti[es … as ] this print of some of his coines that you may see 4 or 5 medalls wch hitherto have bin no where described. [enclosed with a printed page illustrating 10 Roman imperial coins, and signed in a cartouche ‘Ex Museo Gosuini Uilenbroek J: Goerce del: et Fecit’]. (London, BL, Add Ms. 22910, f° 521–2; Burnett 2020b, p. 1591).


  1. ^  Du Fresne, Charles (1680), Historia byzantina, Ludovicum Billaine, . 2 vol. Paris.
  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.