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Andrew Fountaine - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - 1702-6-1
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  5355
InstitutionName of Institution.
InventoryInventory number.
AuthorAuthor of the document. Andrew Fountaine
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . June 1, 1702
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Rome 41° 53' 41.28" N, 12° 29' 7.22" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Enrico Noris, Francesco de' Ficoroni, Francesco Bianchini
LiteratureReference to literature. Kemble 1857, p. 274, nr. 1251, Babin - Van den Heuvel - Widmaier 2012, nr. 208, p. 289-2902, Callataÿ 2015a, p. 312-313, II. 83, Burnett 2020b, p. 1599.4
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  rome
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

-Lettre du 1 juin 1702 (de Rome) : « I find very little time to spare in this town, because the antiquities are so numerous, and the other curiosities so diverting, that a stranger has always something to employ his time about. I have the honour of frequently enjoying the conversation of Cardinal Noris, and Monsignor Bianchini whom I take for the most learned antiquary in this place; Signor de Ficoroni is a young man just coming into esteem, and is now publishing a miscellany of antiquities: : I must own I dont take learning to be in a very thriving condition in this part of the world; though I beleive this opinion of mine is owing to the conversation I have had with you, which has made all other relish but indifferently ever since; and I dont expect to meet a man of your generall knowledge and learning, till I return to Hannover, which I will certainly visit before I see England” (Kemble 1857, p. 274, nr. 125 and Babin 2012, nr. 208, p. 289-290; Callataÿ 2015, p. 312-313, II. 8).


  1. ^  Kemble, John M. (1857), State Papers and Correspondence Illustrative of Social and Political State of Europe from the Revolution to the Accession of the House of Hanover, London.
  2. ^  Babin, Malte-Ludolf, Van den Heuvel, Gerd and Widmaier, Rita (2012), Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz. Allgemeiner politischer und historischer Briefwechsel. 21. April-Dezember 1702, Berlin.
  3. ^  Callataÿ, Fr. de (2015), “Sir Andrew Fountaine (1676-1753) and his early numismatic correspondence with Andreas Morell (1646-1703)”, in R. Bland and D. Calomino (eds.), Studies in Ancient Coinage in Honour of Andrew Burnett, London, p. 293-316.
  4. ^  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.