WEBB, William Wilfred

WEBB, William Wilfred. 1858 — 18.11.1911. British (Scottish?) Physician in India. Studies at Aberdeen. Joined Indian Medical Service in 1882. Surgeon-Captain of Bengal army, served in Rajasthan. Retired 1894 for health reasons. M.D. 1894. In 1893-1902 Secretary of the Army Medical School at Netley, then in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire. Publications: The Currencies…

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VOST, William

VOST, William. ?.11.1861 — London 1947.  British (Scottish) Army Physician in India. Son of Henry Vost and Isobel Charlotte Broad. Medical studies at Glasgow. From 1887 served in North India. Surgeon-Captain (1893). Retired as Lieutenant-Colonel in 1913. Married 1910 Gladys McKechnie (1886–1969), two children. Publications: Numismatic articles in JASB in the 1890s. –…

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VASMER, Rihard Vil’gelm (Georg Rihardovič, Georg Wilhelm V.)

VASMER, Rihard Vil’gelm (Georg Rihardovič, Georg Wilhelm V.). St.Petersburg 9/21.10.1888 — Taškent 22.2.1938.Russian Numismatist and Oriental Scholar. Born in a Lutheran family of German background, son of Richard Julius Friedrich Vasmer und Amalia Maria Julia Schaub. Educated in St.Petersburg. From 1906 studies of Arabic, Persian and Turkish at Leipzig and…

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VALENTINE, William H.

VALENTINE, William H. 1856 — 1927. British Numismatician. Apparently a layman without academic or official position. Publications: The Copper Coins of India. 1. Muhammadan Coins. 271 p. 2. The Panjab and Contiguous Native States. 78 p. 68 pl. L. 1914–21. – Sasanian Coins. 118 p. L. 1921. – Bombay, Rājputāna, Central India. 8+390 p. 26…

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TUFNELL, R. H. Campbell

TUFNELL, Robert Hutchinson Campbell. 1852 — 1908. British Colonial Officer in South India. Son of Thomas Robert T. and Frances Howard Hutchinson. Captain (1888), served mainly in South India. Participated in Afghan wars. Retired as Major. Married 1878 Mary Anne Luard Smith, two sons. Publications: “On a Collection of South Indian Coins”, JASB 55, 1886, 157-160;…

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TRACY, James E.

TRACY, James E. 18?? — before 1924. Rev. U.S. Missionary in South India. Son of Rev. William Tracy (d. 1877), of the Madura Mission. M.A. Like his father served in American Madura Mission, from 1877 at least until 1914 (when he was on furlough). D.D. Publications: “Pāndyan Coins”, MJLS 30, 1887-88, 139-144; “On…

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SWINEY, John

SWINEY, John. Edmonton, Middlesex 1783? — Cheltenham, Gloucestershire 24.12.1870. British Physician in India. Dr.med. In Indian Medical Service, served over 36 years (until 1838?), and then lived for 33 years more (possibly in New South Wales). Twice married (2nd time 1835 in Calcutta). In Karnal he achieved a large collection…

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STRUTT, Charles Henry

STRUTT, Charles Henry. 8.9.1833 — 19??. British Colonial Officer in India. Joined Bombay artillery 1853 and served in 1857 insurrection. Major 1864. He achieved a considerable collection of Indo-Greek and Indian coins, which he brought to the U.K. when he retired in 1866. Living in 1901. Major Ch.H.S. (the same?),…

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STARK(E), John/James (?)

STARK(E), John/James (?). Kirkcudbright 5.5.1798 — 1859. Hon. British (Scottish) Lawyer in Sri Lanka. From 1824 lawyer in Edinburgh. Queen’s Advocate in Ceylon 1838-40, then Puisne Justice of Supreme Court in Colombo (still 1849). The first President of the Ceylon Branch of R.A.S. Married Miss Gibson, two sons. Publications: In JRAS-CB: “On…

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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…

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