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Nummorum Veterum Populorum Et Urbium, Qui In Museo Gulielmi Hunter Asservantur, Descriptio Figuris Illustrata. Opera Et Studio Caroli Combe, S.R. et S.A. Lond. Soc.

Charles Combe

RA Collection: Book

Record number




Londini,: Ex officina J. Nichols: Veneunt Apud T. Cadell; P. Elmsly; G. Nicol; Et J. Murray, Bibliopolas., MDCCLCCCII.

Physical Description

xi, [i], 354, [2] p., 68 pl.; 292 mm. (Quarto).


[T.p., dedic.] - Lectori - [Text] - Corrigenda - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

The plates are unsigned.

The work is dedicated by William Hunter, the owner of the collection, to Queen Charlotte.


F. Bassoli, Antiquarian books on coins and medals (2001).

On William Hunter see M. Kemp, ed., Dr William Hunter at the Royal Academy of Arts (1975); S. F. Simmons, An Account of the Life and Writings of the Late William Hunter, MD, FRS, SA ( 1783; ed. C. Brock, 1983).
ESTC, T98595

Summary Note

The coins are shown in alphabetic order of place of origin, from 'Abacænum in Sicilia' to 'Zacynthus insula'.

On the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts in 1768, William Hunter became its first Professor of Anatomy - Zoffany's painting, 'Dr William Hunter Lecturing at the Royal Academy of Arts' may be seen at the Royal College of Physicians. As well as being a physician, Hunter made a large collection of scientific objects, coins, books and pictures - which included paintings by Chardin, Rembrandt, Ramsay, Stubbs and Kneller. He bequeathed all his collections to the University of Glasgow.


An electronic reproduction was published in 2003 (Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale). A microfilm version was published in 1986 (Woodbridge, CT: Research Publications).


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; black morocco spine-label lettered 'Nummorum In Museo Hunter.', spine lettered 'R.A.'

Name as Subject


Coins - Coins, Greek - Coins, Roman - Asia Minor - Turkey - Greece - Rome - History
Collections - Great Britain - 18th century
Numismatics - Catalogs - Great Britain - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century