Simonds D'Ewes - Johannes Smetius - 1647-12-14

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Simonds D'Ewes - Johannes Smetius - 1647-12-14
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  4208
InstitutionName of Institution. London, British Library
InventoryInventory number. MS Harley 377, ff.179r-v
AuthorAuthor of the document. Simonds D'Ewes
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Johannes Smetius
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . December 14, 1647
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Henry Stuart prince of Wales, Abraham van Goorle
LiteratureReference to literature.
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  price, collection, casts, forgeries, moulds, gems, rings
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
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-Lettre du 14 décembre 1647 ( ?) : Ditiori sane pretio Henricus Princeps Cambriae Gorlaei Thesaurum, millibus tribus solutis nostrae monetae librarum nactus est, in eo enim Aurei 825, Argentei 5597, Aenei 2912, maiorem partem Romani omnes, et inter eos plurimi rarissimi numerati sunt, inter quos duo minimum milia ectypa, et fusilia reperta fuisse non diffiteor, sed illis etiam quae ex auro et argento conflatae essent, secundum eorum pondus valor constitit. Et praeterea in eodem Thesauro, Agates, Heliotropia, Sardae, alijque pretiosi lapides missi 200, et antiqui annuli, aurei argentei et ferrei, quibus aliae 12 genus gemmae includebantur 195 reperti sunt, quae Omnia tam Numismata quam gemmae, annulique, pro illis tribus librarum millibus venibant. [At a really greater price Henry Prince of Wales acquired the Treasury of Gorlaeus, having paid three thousand pounds in our money; in it were 825 gold, 5597 silver and 2912 bronze coins, the greater part all Roman, and among them many were reckoned of the greatest rarity, among which I am sure were found at least two thousand moulded and cast pieces, but even for them, since they were made out of gold and silver, their weight gave them a value. And furthermore in the same Treasury were sent 200 Agates, Jaspers, Sards, and other very precious stones, and 195 ancient rings of gold, silver and iron, in which another 12 types of gem were set, were found, and all the coins, gems and rings came for those three thousand pounds.] (British Library, MS Harley 377, ff.179r-v ; Burnett forthcoming).