Reference numberCLP/16/53
TitlePapers, regarding the dating of antiquities at Widgel Hall, Hertfordshire, England by John [Mordaunt] Cope
Date25 February 1734
DescriptionConsists of a letter from Cope to Alexander Stuart concerning the dating of a chimney piece; a paper by Cope entitled 'Some considerations on the antiquity and use of the Indian charactersor figures'; an extract of a letter from Cope to Stuart concerning the dating of a chimney piece from Widgel Hall in Hertfordshire with date in Roman numerals and 'Indian characters'; and two figures (one engraved and one original) with information about the chimney. The 'Indian characters' mentioned by Cope are likely Eastern Arabic numerals.

Subject: Antiquities

Read to the Royal Society on 4 April 1734

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'Some considerations on the antiquity and use of the Indian characters or figures' and 'An extract of a letter from Mr. John Cope to Dr. Alexander Stuart, Physician in Ordinary to her Majesty, Fellow of the College of Physicians, and of the Royal Society, London, concerning an ancient date found at Widgel-Hall in Hertfordshire'
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1735.0025
DOI: 10.1098/rstl.1735.0023
Related records in the catalogueRBO/19/24
Fellows associated with this archive
NA301Stuart; Alexander (c 1673 - 1742)c 1673 - 1742
NA867Cope; Sir; John Mordaunt (1731 - 1779)1731 - 1779
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