ARCHBISHOP LAUD'S COLLECTION OF COINS

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Title: ARCHBISHOP LAUD'S COLLECTION OF COINS
Reference: MSS 225
Description:

A catalogue of Archbishop Laud's collections of coins in the hand of John Barkham (1572?-1642), Dean of Bocking, entitled 'Elenchus Numismatum Quinque Arculis comprehensorum'. The coins are arranged in five cabinets containing: Greek and a few Jewish coins; Roman family coins; Roman imperial coins to Constantine I; late Roman imperial and Byzantine coins and foreign medals; British, Roman imperial, Saxon, and English coins. The collection was formed by Barkham and given by him to Laud who presented it to Oxford University in 1636 and made subsequent additions to 1639.

 

Bound in calf with gold tooling and Laud's archiepiscopal arms stamped on the front and back.

 

128 ff., of which ff.83-128 blank.

Date: n.d
Held by: Lambeth Palace Library, not available at The National Archives
Language: English
Related Material:
  • A fair copy of the present manuscript is Bodleian Library MS.Laud misc.554. See Bodleian Library Record, IV, 1923, 24.

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