Banduri, Anselmo

Banduri, Anselmo an Italian Benedictine of the Society of Meleda (Malta), was born at Ragusa, in Dalmatia, il 1671. He went to France in 1702 in order to perfect himself in the sciences. The grand-duke of Tuscany provided for all his wants.The Academy of Inscriptions received him among its members in 1715, and nine years after the duke of Orleans chose him for 'his librarian. He died at Paris, Jan. 14, 1743. The scholar De la Barre is supposed to have shared the composition of the works of Banduri, one of which is entitled Imperiumn Orientale, etc. (Paris, 1712); and another, Numismata Imperat. Rom., etc. (ibid. 1718). These two works are the most complete of any which exist upon the medals of the Lower Empire of Rome and Constantinople. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, S.V.

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