Fortunato Mandelli (1728-1797) al tramonto del settecento, il "secolo numismatico"
The Camaldolese monk Fortunato Mandelli (1728-1797) is perhaps best known as the librarian of the monastery of San Michele in Isola in the second half of the 18th century. He is hardly ever mentioned in scholarship studies on collecting and erudite culture in Venice in the same period, and this absence is even more striking in studies about the history of numismatic collecting in the second half of the 18th century. However, both the protagonists/collectors and the scholars of that time were fully aware of the fact that numismatics was central to Mandelli’s work and interests. The present contribution, therefore, intends to rediscover the numismatic writings of this important Italian scholar of the Age of Enlightenment.
EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Bruno Callegher, "Fortunato Mandelli (1728-1797) al tramonto del settecento, il 'secolo numismatico'" in: "Collezionisti e collezioni di antichità e di numismatica a Venezia nel Settecento. Atti del convegno del 6-7 dicembre 2019", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2022, pp. 469-500