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Charles Patin - Giulio Antonio Averoldi - 1685-1-20

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Charles Patin - Giulio Antonio Averoldi - 1685-1-20
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  2415
InstitutionName of Institution. Padova, Museo Bottacin
InventoryInventory number. MB 855, c. [55]
AuthorAuthor of the document. Charles Patin
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Giulio Antonio Averoldi
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . January 20, 1685
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. Andreas Morell
LiteratureReference to literature. Morell 16831, Callegari 20202
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  book
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

Lettre du 20 janvier 1685 (de Padoue) : an ironic reference to Andreas Morell’s book Specimen universae rei nummariae antiquae (Parisiis 1683) about the originality of the text. On 20th January 1685 Patin wrote to Averoldi: «Andreas Morellus is well known to me. He is Swiss, a good man, a friend of mine and his fidelity is not to be doubted. I have his Specimen. I did not give my name to the booklet, though it can be definitely given, if we have to be honest» (Padova, Museo Bottacin, MB 855, c. [55] ; voir Callegari 2020).


  1. ^  Morell, André (1683), Specimen universae rei nummariae antiquae, quod literatorum Reipublicae, Paris, Thomam Moette, octavo (190 x 125mm). p. (iv), 136. Plus 18 numbered plates
  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).