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The Reverend Thomas Hues, vicar of Lacock in Wilts ...

Latin Text:

Reverendus Vir D. THOMAS HUES, Vicarius Ecclesiĉ, Laycokiensis in Comitatu Wiltoniĉ, olim Exercitui Anglicano in Mauritaniâ à Sacris. Is dum Antiquitates Tingitanas curioisus lustraret, Lapidem characteribus Arabicis luculenter exaratum nactus, qui ejusdem loci Ecclesiĉ Turcicĉ Fundationem et annuos Reditus doceret; in patriam redux secum abduxit et Academiĉ Oxoniensi, cujus Alumnus olim fuerat, moriens legavit.


The Reverend Thomas Hues, vicar of Lacock in Wiltshire, formerly served with the English military forces in Mauritania. While examining some ancient objects in Tangiers, he happened upon a stone clearly inscribed with Arabic characters, which recorded the foundation of the local Turkish church and its annual revenues. He took it back with him on his return home, and at his death, bequeathed it to the University of Oxford, where he had once been a student.

Related Objects:Pitt Rivers Museum 2004.72.1 (formerly Ashmolean AN1836 p.146.483)

Location:Transferred to the Pitt Rivers Museum in 1886. On display at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Ground Floor, under Case 75.A

Year:MDCXCII (1692);  Page Number:16 (verso)

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