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Nicholas Throckmorton - William Cecil - 1561-8-30

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Nicholas Throckmorton - William Cecil - 1561-8-30
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  2359
InstitutionName of Institution. Kew, The National Archives
InventoryInventory number. SP 70/29, f.107
AuthorAuthor of the document. Nicholas Throckmorton
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. William Cecil
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . August 30, 1561 JL
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Paris 48° 51' 23.80" N, 2° 21' 5.40" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Angelos Vergikios, Elizabeth I of England
LiteratureReference to literature. Burnett 20201
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  roman, price
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Throckmorton, Nicholas A William Cecil -Lettre du 30 août 1561 (de Paris) : 10 There hath ben with me Vergetius that was lately in England and hath told me that her Highnesse showed herself to him very desyrous to have Antiquityes. And that thereupon, since his coming over, he hath founde out a man that hath and will sell the xij Empourers, very antique

	in aere Corinthio which he saith being in that metall, declaring

15 sufficiently their antiquitie. And affirmeth that no Prince of Chrisedome do hath to show them all in that sorte whch be of the compass [added: and thicknesse] of half a Jacobs Daller. He maketh such a great mater of the excellence and exquisitie of them, together with their estimation, that I ////// for nothing their vertue. But refere the same (?), 20 and the Q Maties determynation thereof, to a lettr (?) whch the said Vergetius wroteth now to you. The price of them, he saith, is A thousand crownes Sterlg. … 32 Vergetius writeth to her Queenes Mate, and to you. his lettrs are enclosed (?)

f.107v … 5 And thus I humbly take my leave of you. From Paris the xxxth of August 1561.

Yours aff to comand N Throckmorton

To the right honorable Sir William Cecill knight the Queenes mate principall Secretary. (Kew, The National Archives, SP 70/29, f.107 ; voir Burnett 2020).


  1. ^  Burnett, A.M. (2020), "Queen Elizabeth and the Twelve Caesars," in F. de Callataÿ (ed.), Numismatic antiquarianism through correspondence (16th-18th c.), New York (to appear).