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The E-Sylum:  Volume 2, Number 10, March 8, 1999, Article 7

OTHER HOBBIES NIGHT AT THE COIN SHOW 


    In Robert Turfboer's English translation of Pierre 
    Bastien's book "Les Numismates" (The Coin Collectors)" 
    we learn the story of "Baron Lodovico Soltieri, a 
    wealthy Florentine who collected coins from his own  
    city exclusively.  Despite this specialty, he never 
    missed a European numismatic conference and had come  
    to this one also...  

    "He was always accompanied by a beautiful woman whom 
    he invariably introduced as his wife.  The real  
    baroness, a chronic invalid, never left the family  
    palace and her husband always traveled in the company 
    of one of his mistresses.  People in numismatic  
    circles whispered that Soltieri collected more  
    Florentines than Florentine coins."  

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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