Sestini, Domenico
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Italian numismatist, antiquarian and traveller. Born Florence c. 1750, died there 1832. 1774–1778 in Catania (Sicily), 1778–1780 travelled via Budapest and Vienna to Constantinople, where he stayed until 1794. 1804–1810 in Berlin, 1810 Paris, 1810–1814 in Florence, 1816–1818 travelled to Hungary.

Career, works and influence

Many journeys took S. to various appointments as antiquarian, librarian and numismatist, e.g. with Ignazio Paternò Castello, Prince of Biscari in Catania [1]; wi…

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Hermanns, Marcus Heinrich, “Sestini, Domenico”, 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 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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