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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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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, ...

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W. W. Wroth

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Combe, Charles (1743–1817), physician and numismatist, was born on 23 September 1743 in Southampton Street, Bloomsbury, where his father, John Combe (d. 1768), carried on business as an apothecary. His mother was called Elizabeth. He was educated at Harrow School, and among his schoolfellows he remained on close terms with ...

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W. W. Wroth

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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. ...

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W. W. Wroth

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Cooke, William (1709–1780), antiquary and numismatist, was born at Barnard Castle in co. Durham on 16 August 1709, the eldest son of John Cooke (d. c.1714), apothecary and surgeon there, and citizen and member of the Barber–Surgeons' Company of London. In 1719 ...

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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)...

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

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Fox, Charles Richard (1796–1873), army officer and numismatist, eldest child of Henry Richard Vassall Fox, third Baron Holland (1773–1840), and Elizabeth Vassall Fox (1771?–1845), daughter of Richard Vassall, was born on 6 November 1796 at Brompton Park House, London, eight months before his mother's divorce from ...

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

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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 ...

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Hill, Sir George Francis (1867–1948), numismatist, was born on 22 December 1867, at Berhampore, Bengal, the youngest of five children, all of notable ability, of the Revd Samuel John Hill and his wife, Leonora Josephine Müller. His father was a missionary of rigid and exemplary character who felt it his duty to live continuously in, and for, ...

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Keary, Charles Francis (1848–1917), numismatist and writer, was born on 29 March 1848 at The Hollies, Trent Vale, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire, the second in the family of two sons and two daughters of William Keary (b. 1817?), solicitor, and his wife, ...

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Stephen Martin Leake (1702–1773) by Thomas Milton, pubd 1803 (after Robert Edge Pine) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Leake, Stephen Martin (1702–1773), herald and numismatist, was born Stephen Martin on 5 April 1702 and baptized at St Dunstan's, Stepney, on 20 April, the only surviving son of Captain Stephen Martin (1666–1736), naval officer, and his wife, Elizabeth (1665/6–1723), younger daughter of ...

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Leake, William Martin [known as Colonel Leake] (1777–1860), topographer and numismatist, was born on 14 January 1777 in Bolton Row, Piccadilly, London, the second son and third child of John Martin Leake (1739–1836) and his wife, Mary (d. 1821), daughter of ...

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Madden, Frederic William (1839–1904), numismatist and librarian, was born on 9 April 1839 at the British Museum, the eldest of the six children of Sir Frederic Madden (1801–1873), antiquary and palaeographer, and his second wife, Emily Sarah (1813–1873), daughter of Dr William Robinson (1777–1848)...

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William Marsden (1754–1836) by George Dance, 1794 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Marsden, William (1754–1836), orientalist and numismatist, was born on 16 November 1754 at Verval, co. Wicklow, Ireland, the tenth of the sixteen children of John Marsden (1715–1801), shipping merchant and banker, and his second wife, Eleanor Bagnall (d. 1804). John Marsden retired from 'extensive mercantile and shipping concerns' in 1764, and became one of the first directors of the ...

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Merrey, Walter (bap. 1723, d. 1799), hosier and numismatist, was baptized on 15 December 1723 at the church of St Martin's-le-Grand, Coney Street, York, the son of Samuel Merrey and his wife, Mary Knapton. According to the Nottingham historian John Blackner (1815), Merrey...

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Murray [née Clarke], Joan Elisabeth Lowther (1917–1996), cryptanalyst and numismatist, was born at 45 Idmiston Road, West Norwood, London, on 24 June 1917, the youngest child (there were three sons, and another daughter) of William Kemp Lowther Clarke, a Church of England...