Agostini, Leonardo
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Italian antiquarian and gemmologist. Born 1594 in Castello di Bocheggiano (Grosseto), died August 1676 at Rome. Studied in Siena; moved to Florence, where he was under the patronage of the Medici before moving to Rome. From the early 1630s he supplied Cardinal Francesco Barberini with ancient statues and building materials. Following the intercession of Cassiano Dal Pozzo in 1639, Barberini put him in charge of his collections of coins and antiquities. From 1650, he wrote regular reports on archaeolo…

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Lang, Jörn, “Agostini, Leonardo”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 21 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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