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Johann Michael Bockleth - Gottfried Bessel - 1724-3-11

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Johann Michael Bockleth - Gottfried Bessel - 1724-3-11
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  2541
InstitutionName of Institution. Göttweig, Stiftsbibliothek
InventoryInventory number. Cod. 691 76r–77v
AuthorAuthor of the document. Johann Michael Bockleth
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Gottfried Bessel
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . March 11, 1724
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  price, collection, catalogue, sale
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence German
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

Lettre du 11 mars 1724 (de): only a few weeks later, Bockleth had to report the first changes: the collection was much bigger and contained somewhere between 4,000 and 5,000 coins. Because of this, the widow was demanding a much higher price, namely 2,000 Reichstaler. The biggest impudence, in Bockleth’s eyes, was that if Bessel wanted a catalogue, he not only had to pay for it but also had to find a scholar to draft it! (Library of Göttweig Abbey Cod. 691 76r–77v; 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).