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Benjamin Ray - Samuel Pegge - 1756-4-28

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Benjamin Ray - Samuel Pegge - 1756-4-28
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  11736
InstitutionName of Institution. Oxford, Bodleian Library
InventoryInventory number. MS Add. C. 244 pp. 348-349
AuthorAuthor of the document. Benjamin Ray
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Samuel Pegge
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . April 28, 1756
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Spalding 52° 47' 14.96" N, 0° 9' 5.87" W
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation.
LiteratureReference to literature.
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  purses, slavery, clothes, hermes
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence English
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

-Lettre du 28 avril 1756 (sans lieu): An interesting scholarly discourse on the carrying of purses by Roman citizens. His main point is to argue that the purse was too heavy and bulky to be carried in their clothing, none of which was adapted for carrying a purse. It was obviously carried by the appropriate slave, i.e., the home steward in charge of the buying. He lists the categories of household slaves. He instances Judas Iscariot as carrying the purse and that it contained other things besides money. Mercury as negociator Deorum is graven on medals as a beardless youth with wings on his shoulders, a purse in his left hand and a cock on his fist. He considers also Tityrus, etched here as a poor goat herd. He ends with mention of his collapse and remedies applied. (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Add. C. 244 pp. 348-349).