GARDNER, Percy. Hackney, Middlesex 24.11.1846 — Oxford 17.7.1937. British Classical Archaeologist and Historian. Professor in Oxford. Son of Thomas G., a stockbroker, and Ann Pearse. Educated at City of London School, then worked in his father’s business. From 1865 studies at Christ’s College, Cambridge. Fellow (B.A. 1869) of his College 1872. In 1871-87 Assistant in British Museum Department of Coins and Medals. From 1880 also Disney Professor of Archaeology at Cambridge. In 1887-1925 Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art at Oxford. Fellow of British Academy 1903. Married in 1874 Agnes Reid (d. 1933).
Publications: Several catalogues of ancient and Oriental coins of the British Museum, e.g. The Parthian Coinage. 1877; The Coins of the Greek and Scythic Kings of Bactria and India in the British Museum. 76+193 p. 32 pl. L. 1886; articles in NC, including some on Indo.Greek and Indo-Scythian coins.
– Much on Greek and New Testament history and on Greek art.
Sources: x*J.M.C. Toynbee & H.D.A. Major, Oxford D.N.B.; Who Was Who 1929-1940; Wikipedia.
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