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Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Hadrian and on the reverse Aegyptos reclining with an ibis and sistrum.

Pyke, Edgar William

Bactria.

Silver obol from Bactria (central Asia now parts of Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan) showing on the obverse the head of Eucratides I and on the reverse caps and palms of the Dioscuri.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Rome and on the reverse the she-wolf with Romulus and Remus.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Antoninus Pius and on the reverse Fortuna standing holding a cornucopiae and a rudder on a globe.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Bronze coin from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Janus on the reverse the letters ACAE.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Marcus Aurelius and on the reverse Honos carrying an olive branch and cornucopiae.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Commodus and on the reverse victory walking holding a wreath.

Pyke, Edgar William

Alice Riggs Hunt fonds : 2016 accrual

Accrual consists of materials created and accumulated by Alice Riggs Hunt and her family. Includes correspondence to and from Alice, locks of hair, and photographs. The photographs document other members of the Hunt family including her mother Mary Osgood Riggs Hunt (1860-1953) and her brother Charles Warren Hunt Jr. (1888-1953). Also present are over 500 slides documenting Charles Warren Hunt Jr.'s trip around the world.

Hunt, Alice Riggs

Press clippings and related material.

Press clippings from various publications primarily regarding Cameron Hill, fellow aircrew, and prisoners of war likely collected by Cameron's parents, Britton and Grace Hill, during the Second World War. Also includes one holiday greeting card from Bob Spence and two photographs. The first photograph features Cameron and fellow aircrew at their British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) Wings Parade on June 7, 1941 in Toronto, Ontario. The second photograph features Bob Spence and Jack Wood near El Alamein, Egypt in 1942.

Hill, Cameron Clare

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Clodius Albinus and on the reverse Rome leading on a shield holding the palladium.

Pyke, Edgar William

Winnipeg

Correspondence, drafts, notes of Kay Rex, regarding Winnipeg Branch and biographical information about members, including Elizabeth Long, Pearl L'Ami, Miriam Green Ellis, and Abbie Sharman. Contains original clippings from the 1950's and photocopies of early material ca. 1904-1913, 1950's, including a photocopy of the June 25, 1904 Mail and Empire announcing the formation of the Canadian Women's Press Club, as well as photocopied material from the National Archives and the Provincial Archives of Manitoba.

Women's Press Club of Toronto

The Dare Story.

One publication titled "The Dare Story" which outlines the history of Dare Foods.

Dare Foods Limited

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Septimius Severus and on the obverse Victory flying holding a wreath.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Julia Domna and the reverse Felicitas standing holding a sceptre and caduceus.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Caracalla and on the reverse victory on prow.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Roma and on the reverse the dioscuri mounted on horses.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Septimius Severus and on the obverse Neptune with a trident.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Septimius Severus and on the obverse victory walking holding a wreath and a palm.

Pyke, Edgar William

Syracuse.

Bronze tetradrachm coin from Syracuse (Italy) showing on the obverse a diadem head of Hieron II and on the reverse a horseman on a horse prancing right. The coin was minted in the time of Hieron II.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Silver denarius from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Severus Alexander and on the reverse Mars holding an olive branch and a sceptre.

Pyke, Edgar William

Milan.

Bronze coin from Milan (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Aurelian and on the reverse Fortuna seated left on wheel, holding rudder and cornucopiae.

Pyke, Edgar William

Greece.

Bronze coin from Greece showing on the obverse the helmeted head of Athena and on the reverse Pan erecting a trophy. The coin was minted during the time of Antigonus II Gonatas.

Pyke, Edgar William

Siscia.

Bronze coin from Siscia (modern day Sisak, Croatia) showing on the obverse the head of Probus and on the reverse Mars holding a spear and a trophy.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Bronze coin from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Carausius and on the reverse Pax walking holding branch and sceptre.

Pyke, Edgar William

Alexandria.

Bronze follis from Alexandria (Egypt) showing on the obverse the head of Constantius I and on the reverse Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae.

Pyke, Edgar William

Alexandria.

Bronze follis from Alexandria (Egypt) showing on the obverse the head of Maximian I and on the reverse Genius holding paterna and cornucopia.

Pyke, Edgar William

Siscia.

Bronze follis from Siscia (modern day Sisak, Croatia) showing on the obverse the head of Diocletian and on the reverse Genius holding a patera and cornucopiae.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rhodes.

Silver didrachm from Rhodes (Greece) showing on the obverse the radiate head of Helios and on the reverse a rose.

Pyke, Edgar William

Persia.

SIlver siglo from Persia (the Achaemenid Empire) showing on the obverse an archer clad in the Persian "candys", kneeling right on one knee, at his back a quiver, in his right a spear, and in his outstretched left a strung bow and on the reverse an incuse square.

Pyke, Edgar William

Rome.

Bronze coin from Rome (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Maxentius and the reverse showing the Dioscuri Castor and Pollus seated each other each holding a bridled horse and scepter.

Pyke, Edgar William

Trier.

Bronze follis from Trier (Germany) showing on the obverse the head of Licinius I and the reverse Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae.

Pyke, Edgar William

Lyon.

Bronze coin from Lyons (France) showing on the obverse the head of Constantine I and on the reverse Sol standing.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Bronze coin from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Constantine I and on the reverse Sol holding a robe and raising right hand.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Bronze follis from London (England) showing on the obverse the bust of Crispus and on the reverse a wreath surrounding the letters VOT X.

Pyke, Edgar William

Trier.

Bronze follis from Trier (Germany) showing on the obverse the head of Helena-Augusta and on the reverse Securitas holding a branch.

Pyke, Edgar William

Thessalonica.

Bronze follis from Thessalonica (Greece) showing on the obverse a bust of Constantine I and on the reverse a campgate with two turrets.

Pyke, Edgar William

Macedon.

Silver tetradrachm from Pella (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Zeus and on the reverse Phillip II on horseback with a janiform head under the forelegs of the horse.

Pyke, Edgar William

Neapolis.

Silver hemidrachm from Neapolis (Ancient Macedon, modern day Greece) showing on the obverse the head of a gorgon with its tongue protruding, and the on the reverse the laureate head of a nymph.

Pyke, Edgar William

Antioch.

Bronze coin from Antioch (Turkey) showin gon the obverse the head of Constantius II and on the reverse a fallen horseman being slayed by a soldier.

Pyke, Edgar William

Thurium.

Bronze diobol from Thurium, Lucania (modern day Italy) showing on the obverse possibly the helmeted head of Athena and on the reverse a bull standing right.

Pyke, Edgar William

Syracuse.

Electrum litrae from Syracuse showing on the obverse the head of Apollo and on the reverse a lyre.

Pyke, Edgar William

Lucania.

Silver Nomos from Lucania (modern day Southern Italy) showing on the obverse Poseidon walking with a raised trident and on the reverse a bull standing left in circular incuse.

Pyke, Edgar William

Athens.

Silver tetradrachm from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse an owl with the letters AOE.

Pyke, Edgar William

Thurium.

Silver 1/6 stater from Thurium, Lucania (modern day Southern Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse a bull butting right.

Pyke, Edgar William

Athens.

Silver hemiobol from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and the reverse an owl and the letters AOE. The hemiobol was often used in Greek mythology to pay the Ferryman to cross the River Styx.

Pyke, Edgar William

Syracuse.

Silver litra from Syracuse (Italy) showing on the obverse the head of Arethusa and on the reverse an octopus.

Pyke, Edgar William

Athens.

Silver drachma from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse the head of Athena and on the reverse an owl with the letters AOE.

Pyke, Edgar William

Corcyra.

Silver stater from Corcyra (on Cofru) showing on the obverse a cow with a suckling calf, and on the reverse a stellate pattern in double rectangles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Sybaris.

Silver stater from Sybaris, Lucania (in Italy). The observe shows a bull standing on a dotted exergual line with the head inverted. Reverse the same incuse.

Pyke, Edgar William

Athens.

Silver obol from Athens (Greece) showing on the obverse a four spoked wheel and on the reverse incuse of same.

Pyke, Edgar William

Lydia.

Silver half stater from the Kingdom of Lydia, minted in Sardis during the reign of King Croesus. The obverse shows the facing foreparts of a lion and a bull and the reverse shows two incuse squares.

Pyke, Edgar William

England.

Silver penny from England showing on the obverse the words EADGAR REX around a small cross and on the reverse the words GRID MONE, indicating the moneyer.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Silver penny from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Aethelred II and on the reverse the hand of God.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Aethelred II and on the reverse a small cross.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Cnut and on the reverse a short cross with a broken annulet surrounding a pellet in each angle.

Pyke, Edgar William

Lincoln.

Silver penny from Lincoln (England) showing on the obverse the head of Cnut and on the reverse a short cross.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward the Confessor and on the reverse a cross with arms that terminate in trefoils.

Pyke, Edgar William

Lincoln.

Silver penny from Lincoln (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward the Confessor and on the reverse an expanding cross.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward the Confessor and on the reverse a hammer cross.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Harold II and on the reverse PAX between horizontal lines.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of William I (also known as William the Bastard) and on the reverse a cross with the letters PAXS in circles in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Stephen of Blois and on the reverse a cross moline. The coin is considered a Watord type due to the large hoard of this style of coin found in Watford.

Pyke, Edgar William

Ireland.

Silver penny from Ireland showing on the obverse the head of Henry III in a triangle and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry II and on the reverse a short cross with crosslets in the angles. The name Tealby was given to these coins because of the hoard of over 5000 of these coins was discovered at Tealby, Lincolnshire in 1807.

Pyke, Edgar William

Aquitaine.

Silver denier from Aquitaine (France) showing on the obverse a cross with RICARDVS REX and on the reverse PICTAVIENSIS in three lines across the field.

Pyke, Edgar William

Northampton.

Silver penny from England showing on the obverse the head of Henry II and on the reverse a short cross with four pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Canterbury.

Silver penny from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of John and on the reverse a short cross with four pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of John and on the reverse a short cross with five pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver penny from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry III and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Newcastle.

Silver penny from Newcastle (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward I and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Canterbury.

Silver penny from Canterbury (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward I and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Aquitaine.

Silver denier from Aquitaine (France) showing on the obverse the head of Edward II and on the reverse a long cross with crowns in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Silver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward III and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Poitiers.

Silver hardi from Poitiers (France) showing on the obverse Edward the Black Prince and on the reverse a long cross with leopards and fleur de lis in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

La Rochelle.

Silver hardi from La Rochelle (France) showing on the obverse Edward the Black Prince and on the reverse a long cross with leopards and fleur de lis in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Silver halfpenny from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Richard II and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Silver halfgroat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry V and the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Calais.

Silver groat from Calais (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VI and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Norwich.

Silver groat from Norwich (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward IV and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

Silver light groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Edward IV and on the reverse a long cross with three pellets in the angles.

Pyke, Edgar William

Sol Eisen Collection of Canadiana, Americana, Mexicana and Incunabula.

The Sol Eisen Collection of Canadiana is a collection of 179 rare, and in some cases, previously unrecorded, books, pamphlets, and printed ephemera from Quebec, Ontario, and Western Canada. The collection was presented to the University of Waterloo Library by Morton Eisen of Toronto in 1993. Sol Eisen (1898-1974), a Toronto lawyer, first began his "collecting hobby" with baseball cards in 1911. The focus of his collection eventually turned to rare books, and the variety and quality of the material he acquired are testimony to the diligence and enthusiasm with which he pursued his hobby.

Highlights of the Sol Eisen Collection of Canadiana include its earliest imprint, Nehiro-Iriniui Aiamihe Massinahigan (1767), a book of prayers and catechism for the Montagnais Indians by the Jesuit missionary, Jean Baptiste de La Brosse. This is one of the few books ever to be printed in the Montagnais dialect. Also important among the early imprints is, Traite de la loi des fiefs (1775), a compilation of four publications by Francois Cugnet which sets forth the basic principles of the civil law of the French Regime (still in force in the Province of Quebec).

Several imprints are of great rarity. Included in this category are a children's book printed in Brockville in 1826 entitled, First Book for Children; an 1839 edition of Wilson's Border Tales; and two previously unknown almanacs, The Upper Canada Almanac and Provincial Calendar for the Year of Our Lord 1831, and The Toronto Farmers' and Mechanicks' Almanack for the Year of Our Lord 1838. Other items not noted in the standard bibliographies include an 1879 broadside printed in Winnipeg entitled, A Grand Display of Manitoba Products ... Selected for the Ottawa Exhibition. Only one other copy is known to exist of Swift's York County Almanac for the Year 1832, which is also of interest by virtue of its printer, William Lyon MacKenzie.

Other notable items include two books printed in the Cree language at Moose Factory, one in 1896, and the other in 1859.

Artifacts

  • SCA233-GA231-10
  • Series
  • [ca. 1500], [18--?]-1955
  • Part of Kay Rex fonds.

Series is comprised of artifacts accumulated by Kay Rex. Includes two arrowheads, a sock darner, tatting and lace samples and gifts given to her aunt Frances Kathleen Montgomery.

Rex, Kay

Arrowheads

File consists of two arrowheads from an unidentified first nations group.

Rex, Kay

London.

Silver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VII in profile and on the reverse a cross fourch�e over the arms of England/France. This is the first English coin to show a king's life like portrait.

Pyke, Edgar William

York.

Silver halfgroat from York (England) showing on the obverse the head of Henry VIII and the reverse a coat-of-arms on cross fourche; T W at sides, bishop's hat below for Archbishop Thomas Wolsey. Minted under the authority of the church.

Pyke, Edgar William

Seagram Museum Rare Book Collection

In 1997, the Seagram Company and the Seagram Museum donated the rare book collection and the early archives held by the Seagram Museum Library to the University of Waterloo Library.

The collection of more than 1200 titles covers every aspect of the beverage alcohol industry. Topics include distillation, wine and wine making, brewing, viticulture, bottling and cooperage, taxation and government regulations, temperance and prohibition, the culinary arts, and advertising.

The collection complements the University of Waterloo Library's existing research collections in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, and the history of technology as well as the decorative arts, temperance, and social history.

The earliest imprint is the 1545 Italian translation of Charles Estienne's Vinetum..., an early work on viticulture. Other notable early works include De Secretis Remediis aut Potius Thesaurus by Konrad Gesner (1554), and Livre du Vigneron et du Fabricant du Cidre ... et Autres Vins de Fruits by Joseph de Mauny de Mornay (1838).

The collection includes many examples of fine bindings and illustrations.

Also present is a small group of books that belonged to the Seagram family.

Seagram Museum

England.

Silver fine shilling from England showing on the obverse the head of Edward VI and on the reverse a cross fourch�e over quartered coat of arms.

Pyke, Edgar William

London.

SIlver groat from London (England) showing on the obverse the head of Mary and on the reverse cross fourch�e over quartered coat of arms,

Pyke, Edgar William

Euclid and the History of Mathematics.

  • Book Collection
  • 1557-1981

The nucleus of this collection, begun by the University of Waterloo's first dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. R. Stanton and the University's first librarian, Mrs. Doris Lewis, during the 1960's, is 45 editions of Euclid's Elements of Geometry The collection has continued to be developed as a special collection. A collection of 110 nineteenth century mathematics books was acquired in 1981.

The earliest edition of Euclid's Elements of Geometry is dated 1505. The collection includes the first translation of the Elements into a modern language (1543), the first English language edition (1570), the Byrne edition, using coloured printing (Pickering, 1847), and the first edition printed in France (1516).

The collection includes 9 of the 46 editions listed by Thomas-Stanford in his Early Editions of Euclid's Elements (which lists editions published prior to 1600), some of which are of "great rarity" according to Thomas-Stanford. The collection is particularly useful in showing the transmission and teaching of the Elements from almost the earliest printed form to modern texts. Unusual methods of presenting geometry are represented in books with movable stand-up diagrams from the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries, and the "Pickering Euclid" of 1847, which uses colours rather than letters to describe theorems.

England.

Silver sixpence from England showing on the obverse the head of Elizabeth I with a rose and on the reverse a square topped shield with the date 1561.

Pyke, Edgar William

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