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Copies of inscriptions from Roman Hispellum [Spello]

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Copies of inscriptions from Roman Hispellum [Spello]
18th century
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Extent and format
Paper; ff. i + 40.
Leather binding, mid brown, gilt-tooled, edges gilt and decorated.
Scope and content
'Col. Ivliae Hispelli Veteres Inscriptiones quae extant.. nuper repertae.. ab ipsis Lapidibus exscriptae studio Ferdinandi Passarini.'. Copies of inscriptions from the Roman Hispellum (Spello, province of Perugia), with pen and wash drawings and notes by Ferdinando Passarini, fols. 3-29v. Dedicated, fol. 4r, v, to Henry Hare, 3rd Baron Coleraine.

Exhibited to SA, 13 July 1726 (Minute Book I, p. 192). Many of the inscriptions are transcribed in Minute Book IX, 26 Jan. 1764, pp. 177-83. See also Archaeologia, 2 (1773), 25-31.

The inscriptions are followed by Hispellum Splendidissima.. (1722) relating to the discovery of an incised tablet to Propertius during repairs to a house of Prince Teresia Pamphili at Spello, 7 June 1722, fols. 30-1v; two Latin poems by Passarini relating to Propertius and dedicated to Prince Pamphili, fols. 32, 33; later notes relating to an inscription at fol. 5 above, fols. 34-6v; De Hispello ejusdemque episcopis.. (Foligno, 1724), on the bishops of Hispellum and the priory church of San Lorenzo, with a dedication by Passarini to the prior and canons of San Lorenzo, fols. 37-40v. See F. Ughello, Italia Sacra, X (1720), 114-5.
Passarini, Ferdinando (fl 1720s), scholar and artist
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Archival history
Presented by Ferdinando Passarini to Henry Hare, 3rd Baron Coleraine, VPSA (d.1749), who bequeathed prints and drawings to SA in a codicil to his will. The bequest was disputed but the collection was subsequently presented, in 1754, by Lord Coleraine's executrix, Mrs Rosa Du Plessis. Minute Book VII, 30 May, 7 Nov.1754, fols.130,151v; Evans (1956), 100-1,116.