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Further funding for the project "Jacopo Stradas Magnum ac Novum Opus"

The German Research Foundation (DFG) will support the project "Jacopo Stradas Magnum ac Novum Opus: A 16th Century Numismatic Corpus", based at the Gotha Research Centre at the University of Erfurt, for a further twelve months with a total of 213,000 euros. In this last funding period, the project is now to be concluded with a book publication.

Jacopo Strada (c. 1515-1588), antiquarian, architect and antiquities dealer, created a 30-volume corpus, the "Magnum ac Novum Opus" (MaNO), for his patron Johann Jakob Fugger in the mid-16th century. The project brings together Jacopo Stradas numismatic corpus, analyses it in its historical and artistic context, researches the sources and elaborates its significance for the scientific history of numismatics and antiquarian research in the 16th century. The editors are Dr Volker Heenes and Dr Dirk Jacob Jansen.