WRIGHT, H. Nelson

WRIGHT, Henry Nelson. 1870 — 1941. British Civil Servant (or Colonial Officer?) and Numismatist In India, concentrating on Muslim coins. Founder member of the Numismatic Society of India (1910, when he served in Allahabad). His coin collection is now divided between British and Delhi Museums.

Publications: Catalogue of the Coins in the Indian Museum, Calcutta. 2. Coins of Sultans of Delhi and other contemporary Moslem rulers. 12+280 p. 14+11 pl. Oxford 1907; 3. Coins of the Mughals. 360 p. 22 pl. Oxford 1908.

– “The coinage of the Sulṭāns of Mālwā”, NC 5:12, 1932, 13-53.

The Coinage and Metrology of the Sultans of Dehlī. 20+432 p. 24 pl. L. 1936.

Sources: *NC 6:1, 1941, Proc. 11f.; briefly in Wikipedia. Wikipedia and britishmuseum.org call him civil servant, but Govt. Gazette, The United Provinces 1910 Major, now promoted to Lieutenant Colonel.

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