RODGERS, Charles James. Wilne Mills, Derbyshire 1838 — Lahore 20.11.1898. British Teacher and Oriental Scholar in India. “Educated at Shardlow and Milford in Derbyshire, and Borough Road College, London. While master of a National School near Cambridge, attended lectures on Oriental subjects at the University. To India, 1863, for Christian Vernacular Education Society, to conduct a Training College for Native Teacher at Umritsar; its Principal for 22 years. Urdu and Persian scholar; made a special study of Indian numismatics. Appointed Archaeological Surveyor of the Panjab, 1886, after five years his appointment was abolished. Was a high authority on numismatics, and Honorary Numismatist to the Government of India. Secretary to the Religious Book Society at Lahore, 1898.”
Publications: Wrote for the JASB, mainly on numismatics, articles also in NC, etc; Coin-collecting in Northern India. 135 p. 6 pl. Allahabad 1894.
– Catalogue of the coins of the Indian Museum. 1. The Sultāns of Delhi. Calcutta 1894; 2. Moghul Coins. C. 1893; 3. Ancient and Medieval. C. 1895; 4. Graeco-Bactrian, Indo-Scythian, etc. 288 p. C. 1896.
– The coins of the Mogul Emperors of India. Calcutta 1894; Muhammadan Coinage of India before Babur. 1895.
– Catalogue of the coins collected by C. J. Rodgers and purchased by the Punjab Government. 1-4. Calcutta 1894-96.
Sources: Buckland, Dictionary; *JRAS 1899, 479-482; NC 59, 1899, 26f.; www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_collection_database/term_details.aspx?bioId=137612
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