George Hickes - Ralph Thoresby - 1703-12-2

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George Hickes - Ralph Thoresby - 1703-12-2
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AuthorAuthor of the document. George Hickes
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Ralph Thoresby
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . December 2, 1703
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Andrew Fountaine, Edward Lhuyd
LiteratureReference to literature. Thoresby 1912, p. 40–11, Burnett 2020b, p. 1604-16052
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  saxon
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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-Lettre du 2 décembre 1703 (de ?): “The next day I sent for Sir Andrew Fountaine, and delivered the box and your letter to him, and let him see by your letters to me, how much confidence you put in us both. We are both sensible of the great obligations you have laid upon us in committing so considerable a treasure to our trust; for indeed it is the finest and most curious nest of coins that I ever saw, of that kind; and I do not wonder that you take such delight in them. Sir Andrew will, in a little while, go to Oxford, and deliver the British coins to Mr. Lhwyd. I hope my book will be published by Lady-day. I desire to know where I may leave it bound to be sent to you, as an acknowledgment due to your good wishes to it, and as a benefactor to it by your coins” (Thoresby 1912, p. 40–1; Burnett 2020b, p. 1604-1605).


  1. ^  Thoresby, Ralph (1912), Letters adressed to Ralph Thoresby, Thoresby Society Publ. 21, Leeds.
  2. ^  Burnett, Andrew M. (2020), The Hidden Treasures of this Happy Land. A History of Numismatics in Britain from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, BNS Special Publ. No 14 = RNS Special Publ. No 58, London, Spink & Son.