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Charles Patin - Giulio Antonio Averoldi - 1679-4-21

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Charles Patin - Giulio Antonio Averoldi - 1679-4-21
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  2406
InstitutionName of Institution. Padova, Museo Bottacin
InventoryInventory number. MB 855, c. [7]
AuthorAuthor of the document. Charles Patin
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. Giulio Antonio Averoldi
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . April 21, 1679
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution. Padua 45° 24' 27.79" N, 11° 52' 24.42" E
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation.
LiteratureReference to literature. Callegari 20201
KeywordNumismatic Keywords  roman, macrinus, price, market, local finds
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
LinkLink to external information, e.g. Wikpedia
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

Lettre du 21 avril 1679 (de Padoue) : Patin wrote that an Averoldi coin of Macrinus was «rare and in such a good condition that it could adorn the collection of any Prince», recommending that he collect only similar coins of all the other emperors. Then he congratulated him on the coins of the triumvirs: he wrote that he also had an antoninianus with the inscription VIRTVS PROBI AVGVSTI, and that the price of these coins was low, though they would have deserved more attention from scholars; In the letters the reader can also find information about the sellers of ancient coins. First of all the caemetarii, the masons who dug the ground for building houses and «cum illis caute atque callide agendum est» (Padova, Museo Bottacin, MB 855, c. [7] ; voir Callegari 2020).


  1. ^  Callegari, M. (2020), "About books and coins. The letters of Charles Patin to Giulio Antonio Averoldi between 1679 and 1693," in F. de Callataÿ (ed.), Numismatic antiquarianism through correspondence (16th-18th c.), New York (to appear).