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Subject: Antiquities

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'An attempt to interpret the legend and inscription of a very curious Phœnician medal, never hitherto explained. In a letter to the Right Honourable the Earl of Morton, President of the Royal Society, from the Rev. John Swinton, B. D. F. R. S. Member of the Academy degli Apatisti at Florence, and of the Etruscan Academy of Cortona in Tuscany.'

Read 21 May 1767

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25 April 1767
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4 pages

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John Swinton

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John Swinton, Letter, 'Of a Parthian coin' from John Swinton to James Douglas, 25 April 1767, L&P/4/393, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 26 May 2024

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