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William Charleton Esq. of Middle Temple in London ...

Latin Text:

GVLIELMVS CHARLETON medio Templo London: Armiger rerum naturalium, domi, forisque ubique Genti?, explorator sagacissimus; hujus Musi instructissimi quasi consummationem intentaret; eidem, penu suo cumulatissimo, Zygnam piscem integram, varias tum Coralliorum tum Conchyliorum species, Numismata item nonnulla (plurium pignora) pi sacravit.

Translation:

William Charleton Esq. of Middle Temple in London, was a keen observer of nature and of peoples everywhere, at home and abroad. As if to perfect this already well-equipped Museum, he supplied it, from his own abundant collection, with a complete Hammer-headed Shark, as well as various species of corals and shells, and a large number of coins.

Location:Not listed in the 1836 catalogue. The present location of these objects is unknown.

Year:MDCLXXXVI (1686);  Page Number:10 (verso)

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