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Georg Joseph Bockleth - Gottfried Bessel - 1726-4-7

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Georg Joseph Bockleth - Gottfried Bessel - 1726-4-7
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  2537
InstitutionName of Institution. Göttweig, Stiftsbibliothek
InventoryInventory number. Cod. 691 162r–163v
AuthorAuthor of the document. Georg Joseph Bockleth
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Gottfried Bessel
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . April 7, 1726
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Würzburg 49° 47' 32.82" N, 9° 55' 58.69" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation.
LiteratureReference to literature. Mayer 20201
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  collection, sale, price, catalogue, coin cabinet
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence German
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

Lettre du 7 avril 1726 (de): Also, as it had taken such a long time to sell the collection, she was eager to receive the money as soon as possible. It embarrassed Bockleth to ask for quick payment and he tried to compensate for this negative message with a positive one by providing further details on the collection: it was kept in a cabinet made of walnut and the coins were arranged in smaller packages. Bockleth advised keeping them in this fashion, as it would make transportation easier. He also attached another catalogue, which turns out to be exactly the same as the one he had already sent to Bessel two years ago (Library of Göttweig Abbey Cod. 691 162r–163v; voir Mayer 2020).


  1. ^  Mayer, M. (2020), "Monastic Antiquarianism in Austria and the République des Médailles,": in F. de Callataÿ (ed.), Numismatic antiquarianism through correspondence (16th-18th c.), New York (to appear).