Bracci, Domenico Augusto
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Italian antiquarian and gemmologist. Born Florence 1717, died there 30. 3. 1795. Studied at Florence. In Rome from 1747/49 as antiquarian, gemmologist, and cicerone. Lost work materials in 1756; returned to Florence 1769.


B.’s particular interest dating back to his studies at Florence lay in draughtsmanship, architecture and especially antiquity. He took a number of official posts in Florence after his studies there. Even at this early stage, he was already i…

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Bruer, Stephanie-Gerrit, “Bracci, Domenico Augusto”, 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 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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