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Dutch coinage instructions

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 MS 16
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Dutch coinage instructions
Date(s): [1580]
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 volume containing 86 leaves
Name of creator(s): Unknown
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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.


Scope and content/abstract:

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.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Single item.

Conditions governing access:

Access to the items in the collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the controlled environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to archive collections may be restricted under the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details.

Conditions governing reproduction:

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.

Finding aids:

Collection level description.

Archival Information

Archival history:

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

Immediate source of acquisition:

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.

Allied Materials

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).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Sarah Smith as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
ISAD(G) 2nd edition, and NCA rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names (1997).

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 2000

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