Edward T. Newell letter to Alfred Bellinger, 1931 August 22

Descriptive Summary

Identifier
Repository
American Numismatic Society
Extent
1 letter
Language
English
Abstract
Letter from Edward T. Newell to Alfred Bellinger, concerning cleaning the tetradrachms and denarii he received.

Creator

Name
Newell, Edward Theodore, 1886-1941
Abstract
Edward Theodore Newell (1886–1941) was a U.S. numismatist. He served as the president of the American Numismatic Society between 1916 and 1941.

Administrative Information

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Open to all researchers.

Preferred Citation

Edward T. Newell letter to Alfred Bellinger, 1931 August 22, Archives, American Numismatic Society.

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Scope and Content Note

Letter, 22 August 1931, from Edward T. Newell to Alfred Bellinger, concerning cleaning the tetradrachms and denarii he received from Bellinger: tetradrachms: 15 Seleucid type; 5 Nero; 1 Galba, 1 Titus; denarii:1 Trajan; 2 Marcus Aurelius; 1 Verus; 1 Commodus; and 1 Crispina. A Valerian denarius however, was not cleaned as the obverse was completely illegible. Newell was seeking more information on the discovery of Valerian coin, e.g., the hoard, location, date, accessory circumstances, etc., and also requested a summary of two hoards Bellinger was working on. He states: "I woke up in the middle of night, last night, and roundly cursed the ancient owner for having played such a dirty trick as to pop that confounded Valerian into the bag at the last moment." The letter was previously folded (14 x 8 cm.)

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