Charles Patin - Giulio Antonio Averoldi - 1692-9-15

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Charles Patin - Giulio Antonio Averoldi - 1692-9-15
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  2426
InstitutionName of Institution. Padova, Museo Bottacin
InventoryInventory number. MB 855, c. [115]
AuthorAuthor of the document. Charles Patin
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Giulio Antonio Averoldi
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . September 15, 1692
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  price, antinous, greeks, roman provincial
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

Lettre du 15 septembre 1692 (de Padoue) : The last time Patin went to Venezia was in the first days of August 1692 to visit a Greek merchant. He tried to buy coins for 60 lira, but «ei non sufficiebant», and also two very beautiful coins of Antinoo, but they were too expensive. And then he proceeded: «At Graeci hodierni poene sunt barbari et saepe scelesti» (But the modern Greeks are almost barbarians and often rascals) (Padova, Museo Bottacin, MB 855, c. [115] ; 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).