Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

The numismatic activity of Apostolo Zeno: the analysis of the manuscripts

Sep 16, 2022, 4:00 PM
Auditorium Maximum - Hall A

Auditorium Maximum - Hall A


Roberto Tomassoni (Independent Researcher)


The presentation illustrates the numismatic activity of the Venetian collector Apostolo Zeno (1668-1750), on the basis of hitherto unpublished sources. A short introduction of the documentary material at our disposal is followed by the discussion of two aspects of Zeno’s numismatic collecting: the catalogues of his coins written by Zeno himself, today kept at the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice, and some of his letters concerning the purchases of ancient coins, preserved at the Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana of Florence. These letters had been in the collection of count Giulio Bernardino Tomitano of Oderzo (1761-1828), and were subsequently owned by Sir Bertram, 5th Earl of Ashburnham (1840-1913).

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Roberto Tomassoni (Independent Researcher)

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