Charles Patin - Giulio Antonio Averoldi - 1690-10-2

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Charles Patin - Giulio Antonio Averoldi - 1690-10-2
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  2425
InstitutionName of Institution. Padova, Museo Bottacin
InventoryInventory number. MB 855, c. [97]
AuthorAuthor of the document. Charles Patin
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Giulio Antonio Averoldi
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . October 2, 1690
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.
LiteratureReference to literature. Callegari 20201
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  forgeries, carthage, scipio africanus, book
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

Lettre du 2 octobre 1690 (de Padoue) : A fake of Scipio Africanus nummus with Carthage submitted: The problem of counterfeit coins was considered very important by Patin who was trying to convince a friend of his to prepare a book of images of these false coins so that collectors would be able to recognize them easily (Padova, Museo Bottacin, MB 855, c. [97] ; voir Callegari 2020).


  1. ^  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).