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Henri Justel - Thomas Smith - 1683-5-12

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Henri Justel - Thomas Smith - 1683-5-12
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  6542
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS Smith 46, f° 293-294
AuthorAuthor of the document. Henri Justel
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Thomas Smith
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . May 12, 1683
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. London 51° 30' 26.35" N, 0° 7' 39.54" W
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Jacob Spon, Ezechiel Spanheim
LiteratureReference to literature. Spon 16831, Spanheim 16962
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  book, roman
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence French
LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia con=a%20history%20of%20the%20Emperors%20from%20medals&baseurl=/forms/advanced&start=0&type=advanced&numFound=1
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-Lettre du 12 mai 1683 (de Londres): en français : He hears from Paris that on a montion only 30 out of 90 Sorbonne professors were in favour of the Pope. «Our» assembly is to pass a resounding resolution. Richelet is to publish letters of principal modern authorities, Scarrin, Marigny, Voiture, Costard. All the royal medals have been drawn, a huge collection. Many sources are mentioned in the letter. He mentions a history of the Emperors from medals; and a life of Trajan. Spon is engaged on a book on medals. Spanheim is to bring out at Amsterdam a work on the Caesars. He refers to Maimbourg engaged in a controversy. He stresses the misery and poverty of the people. He wonders what medals Oxford possesses which could be published. A friend of his has compiled an atlas worthy of the King. [The latter part of this long letter is almost impossible to make out] (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Smith 46, f° 293-294).


  1. ^  Spon, Jacob (1683), Recherches curieuses d'antiquité, contenues en plusieurs dissertations sur des médailles, bas-reliefs, statues, mosaïques, et inscriptions antiques, Amaulry, Lyon.
  2. ^  Spanheim, Ezechiel (1696), Les Césars de l'empereur Julien, traduits du Grec, avec des remarques et des preuves illustrées par les médailles et autres anciens monumens, chez Denis Du Puis, Paris.