Dutch coinage instructions

Scope and Content

Manuscript volume, [1580], containing instruction for all (Dutch) Exchangers for the alteration of coinage books and manuals following a proclamation that the fortieth part of all golden moneys is to be reserved for their salaries. The manuscript gives translations of the mottoes on various coins in place of the engravings of the coins found in the printed book.

Administrative / Biographical History

This manuscript is a translation of a Dutch book Het thresoor oft schat van alle specien printed by William of Paris at Antwerp in 1580.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Part of the Goldsmith's Library of Economic Literature, initially collected by Herbert Somerton Foxwell and presented by the Goldsmith's Company to the University of London in 1903.

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Collection level description.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Oblong manuscript octavo. Bound in dark blue morocco, with panelled sides.

Archivist's Note

Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Custodial History

Bought by Herbert Somerton Foxwell at the Sotheby's sale of the library of Richard How of Apsley Guise, Bedfordshire, 3 March 1890.

Related Material

A copy of Het thresoor oft schat van alle specien (William of Paris, Antwerp, 1580), the original printed book from which the manuscript copy was made, may be found in the Goldsmith's Library (Ref: 212).

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