KRAAY, Colin Mackennal

KRAAY, Colin Mackennal. London-Hampstead 23.3.1918 — Oxford 27.1.1982. British Numismatician, interested in Greek and Indo-Greek Numismatics. After Lancing College studied from 1937 at Magdalen College, Oxford. In 1939 participated in excavations at Mycene. War service in North Africa and Italy, in 1946-47 continued studies at Oxford. From 1948 worked in the coin cabinet of Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, in 1975-82 its Keeper.

Publications: “Demetrius in Bactria and India”, Numismatica e antichità classiche, Quaderni Ticinesi 10, Lugano 1981, 219–233.

Much on classical numismatics.

Sources: *D. Gill, Dict. of British Classicists. 2. Bristol 2004, 552f.; *C.H.W. Sutherland, Proc. Br. Acad. 68, 1982, 591-605; Wikipedia.

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