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W. W. Wroth

revised by Nilanjana Banerji

Combe, Taylor (1774–1826), numismatist and archaeologist, was the eldest son of Dr Charles Combe (1743–1817), the physician and numismatist, and his wife, Arthey Taylor (d. 1799). He was educated at Harrow School and at Oriel College, Oxford, where he matriculated on 18 October 1791, graduated BA on 5 June 1795, and proceeded MA on 10 July 1798. ...


Evans, Sir John (1823–1908), archaeologist, numismatist, and paper manufacturer, was born on 17 November 1823 at Britwell Court, Burnham, Buckinghamshire, the second son of the Revd Arthur Benoni Evans (1781–1854), schoolmaster, cleric, and author, and his wife, Anne (1791–1883), daughter of Captain Thomas Dickinson RN (1754–1828)...


Sir John Evans (1823–1908) by John H. Pinches, 1887 © National Portrait Gallery, London


J. M. C. Toynbee and H. D. A. Major

revised by John Boardman

Gardner, Percy (1846–1937), classical archaeologist and numismatist, was born at Wells Street, Hackney, Middlesex, on 24 November 1846, the third child and eldest son of Thomas Gardner, of the stock exchange, and his wife, Ann, daughter of Peter Pearse. Ernest Arthur Gardner, classical scholar and archaeologist, was his brother and ...