Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc - Robert Bruce Cotton - 1618-7-4

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Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc - Robert Bruce Cotton - 1618-7-4
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  10241
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS Smith 79, p. 29-32
AuthorAuthor of the document. Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Peiresc
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Robert Bruce Cotton
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . July 4, 1618
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Paris 48° 51' 24.12" N, 2° 21' 5.26" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation.
LiteratureReference to literature.
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  roman, septimius severus, caracalla, commodus, antoninus, saxon
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence French
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-Lettre du 4 juillet 1618 (de Paris) : He commends to C. the bearer, Monsieur d’Esnoeuds, requesting that C. will show him his unique collection, the most beautiful in Europe He asks him to accept 20 or 30 medals of Antoninus, Commodus, Severus and Caracalla as a contribution to his collection of Roman medals struck subsequently to their conquests of Britain. He comments on these medals, noting, e.g. that looked at closely facsimiles are often found to show minute variations. If C. thinks them within the scope of things British he will supply depictions of Serapis, Neptune, etc. He hopes to acquire for C. coins of Offa and Beorthrieus. He sends recently acquired edition of Pictovinus and at the same time is returning C’s original MS. (of the Greek bible?) with deep gratitude; and will shortly send his Genesis from which he regrets that some leaves are missing. He has found fewer different readings than he had expected, but the drawings in it are exquisite (Oxford, Boldeian Library, MS Smith 79, p. 29-32).