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William Nicolson - Edward Llwyd - 1705-7-18

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William Nicolson - Edward Llwyd - 1705-7-18
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  10774
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. Ms. Ashmole 1816, f° 540
AuthorAuthor of the document. William Nicolson
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Edward Llwyd
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . July 18, 1705
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Andrew Fountaine, Ralph Thoresby
LiteratureReference to literature. Burnett 2020b, p. 16071
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  roman, carausius, allectus, 30 tyrans, tetricus, postumus, saxon, mint master
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

-Lettre du 18 juillet 1705 (de ?): “Sr A. Fountain is designing a more ful and correct Edition of his Numismata; to wch (as I guess by somewhat I have lately seen from him) he’l add those of Carausius and Allectus, two of the most famous of our British Tyrants. But their coins are not so numerous as those of Tetricus, Posthumus, &c. Mr Thoresby of Leedes is picking up Northern Surnames from those Saxon pieces (in his own Collection) which he takes to belong to the Northymbrian Kings. He finds one Thor of York, a mint master, as old as Edward ye Senior’s time and another of ye same Reign [name?] in Edward the Confessor’s Reign” (Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 1816, f° 540; Burnett 2020b, p. 1607).


  1. ^  Burnett, Andrew M. (2020), The Hidden Treasures of this Happy Land. A History of Numismatics in Britain from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, BNS Special Publ. No 14 = RNS Special Publ. No 58, London, Spink & Son.