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Ainslie, George Robert (1776–1839), army officer and numismatist, was born near Edinburgh, the eldest son of Sir Philip Ainslie and his wife, the Hon. Elizabeth Gray, fifth daughter of John, twelfth Lord Gray. He entered the army as an ensign in the 19th regiment...

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Ainslie, Sir Robert, first baronet (1729/30–1812), diplomatist and numismatist, was the third son of George Ainslie (d. 1773), merchant, and his wife, Jean, daughter of Sir Philip Anstruther of Anstrutherfield, Fife. He grew up with his two brothers and five sisters in ...

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W. W. Wroth

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Akerman, John Yonge (1806–1873), numismatist and antiquary, was born in London on 12 June 1806, the son of John Ackerman, a merchant, and his wife, Elizabeth Harriet Yonge. He married on 20 August 1826 Emma Mary Matthews of Bethnal Green, Middlesex. Ackerman became secretary at an early age to the radical writer and politician ...

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Bartlet, Benjamin (1714–1787), numismatist and topographer, was born on 1 September 1714 at Bradford, Yorkshire, the only son of Benjamin Bartlet (1678–1759), bookseller and apothecary, and his second wife, Elizabeth Green (1684–1751). The family were Quakers: his grandfather and father suffered the seizure of goods for absenting themselves from the parish church; and ...

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A. A. Brodribb

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Bergne, John Brodribb (1800–1873), civil servant and numismatist, was descended from a family originally of Auvergne, France, but settled in England since the French Revolution; he was born at Kensington. Having entered the Foreign Office in January 1817 he was for some time attached as clerk to the ...

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Blunt, Christopher Evelyn (1904–1987), merchant banker and numismatist, was born on 16 July 1904 at the vicarage, Ham Common, London, the second of the three sons (there were no daughters) of the Revd (Arthur) Stanley Vaughan Blunt (1870–1929) and his wife, Hilda Violet (1880–1969)...

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Borrell, Henry Perigal (1795–1851), numismatist, after learning business in London established himself as a trader at Smyrna, where he lived from 1818 until his death. He devoted much of his attention to the discovery of inedited Greek coins, in which he was remarkably successful. The results of his discoveries were given in papers contributed to the ...

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Carter, Francis (1741?–1783), traveller and collector of coins, is reported in the Dictionary of British Portraiture (vol. 2) to have been born in 1741. He spent most of his life (except five years in France) in Andalusia and in the kingdom of ...

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Christmas [later Noel-Fearn], Henry (1811–1868), author and numismatist, was born in London, the only son of Robert Noble Christmas of Taunton and his wife, Jane, the daughter of Samuel Fearn. He matriculated at St John's College, Cambridge, in 1833, graduated BA in 1837, and proceeded MA in 1840. Ordained deacon in 1837 (by ...

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Clarke, Charles (1719–1780), numismatist, born at Kensington on 20 February 1719, was the seventh son of Rupert Clarke (1674–1748), attorney of the court of king's bench, of Heston, Middlesex, who was descended from a family resident at Broad Clyst in Devon, and his wife, ...