KRAAY, Colin M.

KRAAY, Colin Mackennal. London-Hampstead 23.3.1918 — Oxford 27.1.1982. British Numismatician, interested in Greek and Indo-Greek Numismatics. Son of rubber merchant Caspar Alexander Kraay (of Dutch origin) and Henrietta Mackennal. 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 (B.A. 1947). 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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