LONGPÉRIER, Henri Adrien Prévost de. Paris 21.9.1816 — Paris 14.1.1882. French Numismatist and Archaeologist. Son of Henri Simon Prévost L., a commander of National Guard, grew up in Meaux. From 1836 Assistant at Cabinet de Médailles 1847-70 Curator of Antiquities in Louvre. Member of A.I.B.L. 1854. Beside numismatics, his interests included cuneiform and even Mexican antiquity. Married, his son Henri was an archaeologist, other children.
Publications: “Rapport sur la collection numismatique du Général Court”, Revue Numismatique 1839, 81-88; “Lettre à M. Reinaud au sujet des monnaies des rois de Caboul”, JA 4:5, 1845, 192-200.
– Numerous articles, (much on Arsacid and Sassanid coins), collected by G. Schlumberger as Œuvres. 1-7. P. 1883; some further works.
Sources: A. Caubet, Bull. de la Soc. nat. des Antiquaries 2012, 207-218 (on his correspondence); Dawson & Uphill, Who Was Who in Egyptology. Rev. 2nd ed. 1972; *Schlumberger, Introd. to Œuvres vol. 1; *H. Wallon, CRAI 1885, 420-458; Wikipédia with a caricature.
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