An Essay On The Coins Of Cunobelin; In An Epistle To The Right Reverend The Lord Bishop Of Carlisle

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bySamuel Pegge

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1766 Excerpt: ... or not; at present therefore I only remark, that as to the Bishop's supposition, that it might be paid in Roman money, this appears to me to be altogether impossible, since the VeSiigal was imposed by Julius Cæsar, when there was no Roman money in the island; and when paid afterwards, in Cunobelin's and Augustus Cæsar's time for example, there is as little reason to believe there was any there them As to the passage from Bartholin, it is entirely beside the purpofe; for the author does not fay the things he speaks of were of the nature of money: they might be images or any thing else; and, I may add, with what propriety can any one argue from the practices of the Danes, to the Britons, so long before the former had any thing to do with our island? So again the quotation from Spartian amounts to little or nothing; for all he fays, is, that at Rome,in Caracalla's time,such were condemned as carried about their necks certain remedies againjl Quartans and 'Tertians. But now the pieces here in question were very unfit to be so carried, not one of them being ever seen with a hole, or a ring, adapted to that purpofe, as is usual in coins that have been worn about the neck (i). And whereas Serenus Sammonicus, a physician of note, lived in this reign, and in his book de Medicina has described certain medicines and charms to be worn about the neck, for the curing of the Tertian and the Hemitritæum, and particularly the Abrafadabra for a remedy against the latter, most people will think the remedies spoken of by Spartian were of that kind, were of the nature os Abraxas, or Abrasadabra, concerning (i.) Lord Pembroke, Part III. Tab. 109. which see Montsaucon(i) and Fabricius (2); however, nobody will imagine they were at all like cups or amulets. Wherefor...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1766 Excerpt: ... or not; at present therefore I only remark, that as to the Bishop's supposition, that it might be paid in Roman money, this appe...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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