Ezechiel Spanheim: Numismata Imperatoria

Scope and Content

'Numismata Imperatoria', 52 folios: (p. vii) E. Spanheim, 'Numismata imperatoria secundum varios Raritatis Gradus', in Latin; (p. 32) Roger Gale, 'Essay towards the Recovery of the Courses of the four great Roman Ways', in English. Inside the front cover is the bookplate of Sir Henry Edward Bunbury, Bart.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ezechiel Spanheim (1629-1710), Calvinist diplomat and antiquarian, was one of the founders of numismatics.

Roger Gale is probably the antiquarian who became the first vice-president of the Society of Antiquaries. He lived from 1672 to 1744.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Presented by Eric Hayman, 1916.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

Other Finding Aids

Additional Manuscripts Catalogue.


Roger Gale's 'Essay' is printed in John Leland's Itinerary, edited by T. Heane, 2nd ed., Vol. 6 (Oxford, 1744), pp. 108 et seq.