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Charles Patin - Giulio Antonio Averoldi - 1679-1-25

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Charles Patin - Giulio Antonio Averoldi - 1679-1-25
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  2405
InstitutionName of Institution. Padova, Museo Bottacin
InventoryInventory number. MB 855, c. [3-4]
AuthorAuthor of the document. Charles Patin
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Giulio Antonio Averoldi
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . January 25, 1679
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Padua 45° 24' 27.79" N, 11° 52' 24.42" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Adolf Occo
LiteratureReference to literature. Occo 15791, Callegari 20202
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  roman, philip the arab
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

Lettre du 25 janvier 1679 (de Padoue) : So Patin suggested buying only from well-known people with the help of «vir[i] bon[i] & harumce rerum gnar[i] » «If you buy coin from me and you are not satisfied, you can return it within two months without paying anything»; Patin considered less rare a (probably) sestertius of Philippus the Arab with the inscription LAET FVNDATA (fig. 2), already described by Occo, but Averoldi’s coin had a peculiarity: the reverse had been struck twice, so «duplex conspiciatur typus» (Padova, Museo Bottacin, MB 855, c. [3-4] ; voir Callegari 2020).


  1. ^  Occo, Adolf (1579). Imperatorum Romanorum numismata a Pompeio Magno ad Heraclium: quibus insuper additae sunt inscriptiones quaedam veteres, arcus triumphales, et alia ad hanc rem necessaria. Antwerp: Christophe Plantin.
  2. ^  Callegari, M. (2020), "About books and coins. The letters of Charles Patin to Giulio Antonio Averoldi between 1679 and 1693," in F. de Callataÿ (ed.), Numismatic antiquarianism through correspondence (16th-18th c.), New York (to appear).