SALLET, Alfred von

SALLET, Alfred Friedrich Constantin von. Reichau bei Nimptsch, Silesia (now Niemcza in Poland) 19.7.1842 — Berlin 25.11.1897. German Numismatist. Son of poet Friedrich von S. (d. 1843) and Caroline von Burgsdorff, in 1849 mother remarried Theodor Paur, a Dante scholar and politician. Gymnasium in Breslau and Görlitz, developed early an interest in coins. From 1862 studies at Berlin, mainly archaeology and history (Boeckh, Mommsen). Ph.D. 1865. From 1869 worked in Münzkabinett, from 1884 until death its Director. From 1874 editor of the new Zeitschrift für Numismatik.

Publications: Wrote much on Greek and Roman numismatics.

– Nachfolger Alexander des Grossen in Baktrien und Indien. Berlin 1881 (appeared first in Zeitschrift für Numismatik 6–8, 1879–81).

Sources: *H. Dannenberg, Zeitschrift für Numismatik 21-1898, 1-4; R. Well, A.D.B. 53, 1907, 689-692; German Wikipedia.

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