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Raymond Weiller (1938-2022)

by Jean Krier (Conservateur honoraire MNHA Luxembourg)

Only now have his former museum colleagues learned that the numismatist and former head of the Coin Cabinet of the Luxembourg National Museum, Raymond Weiller, has apparently already passed away in April 2022, without his death being made public in any way.

Raymond Weiller (1938-2022) at a wedding reception in May 1989.

Raymond Weiller (1938-2022) at a wedding reception in May 1989.

Since his retirement in 1998, Mr. Weiller (born in 1938) lived very secluded in his private flat in Luxembourg-Limpertsberg and also no longer had any contact with his former working place at the museum, where he had worked with great success from 1966 to 1998. A wealth of publications (books, catalogues and essays) published between 1966 and the year 2000 bear witness to his overflowing zeal for work and his diverse interests in all fields of numismatics (coins of all periods, medals, glyptic, etc.). As an autodictact, Mr. Weiller had established himself internationally as an accomplished numismatist within a very short time from 1966 onwards and enjoyed a high reputation among his foreign colleagues. He was always a welcome guest at congresses and other numismatic conferences. At the instigation of his friend Tony Hackens (1939-1997), he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres of the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve in 1984. In 1987, he received the Honorary Prize of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Geldgeschichte (GIG, Association for International History of Money).

May he rest in peace! His extensive scholarly oeuvre will stand the test of time!

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