Harrington E Manville. 2009 370 pages. Large format 212 x 297mm.
This is the latest volume in the ongoing encyclopaedia of British numismatics - a biographical dictionary of more than 1,660 personalities from the 17th century to the present.
Here are authors, collectors and dealers, designers and die-engravers, mint officials and museum curators, medalists and token-manufacturers, counterfeiters and thieves who have made their contributions to the field, for better or worse. Included are kings and peers, prime ministers, well-known personalities such as Samuel Pepys and John Locke, and foreign authors, particularly of works on the British element in Scandinavian coin-hoards.
A prologue notes proto-numismatists in the Elizabethan Archaeological Society before it was suppressed under King James I. Appendices list Keepers of the Coins and Medals Department in the British Museum since its establishment in 1860, and Royal Mint Deputy Directors who have supervised that institution from its reorganization in 1870.
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