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Adda, Victor A. (1885-1965)

Victor Adda was born from a banking family installed in Cairo. His large coin collection even arose the interest of the Italian king Victor Emmanuel III. Adda documented his entire collection in a meticulous catalog that has only one fault typical of its time.

Armstrong, Martin Arthur (b. 1949)

Martin Armstrong got interested in rare coins at the age 13 when he began to work in a coin shop. Later he opened his own business and became famous for predicting commodity prices and developing his Economic Confidence Model.

Evans, John (1823-1908)

Sir John Evans was a well-known archaeologist and president of the Royal Numismatic Society an many other renowned societies. As a collector, he was focused on Roman, ancient British, Anglo-Saxon and English coins.

Bement, Clarence Sweet (1843-1923)

Clarence Bement collected not only coins – partly published in catalogues – but also books, prints, and minerals. His mineral collection consisted of over 12,500 specimens and was later given to the Museum of Natural History in New York City.

Evans, Arthur John (1851-1941)

Sir Arthur John Evans was a renowned archaeologist who unearthed the palace of Knossos on Crete. He inherited the coin collections of his father – also a renowned archaeologist and numismatist – and was constantly selling and buying ancient coins in his lifetime.

Biaggi de Blasys, Leo (1906-1979)

Leo Biaggi was a Swiss industrialist who formed an exceptional collection of ancient coins. His over 2,000 Roman gold coins are documented in a manuscript inventory. They were sold in the 70s. His “superb” Greek collection is less known.

Steinberg, Gilbert (1920-2008)

Gil Steinberg, like many US collectors, had collected American currency, medallions and tokens, before building the collection of Roman coins which was sold in November 1994 by Numismatica Ars Classica and Spink Taisei.

Bachofen von Echt, Karl Adolf Ludwig (1830-1922)

Baron Bachofen von Echt (1830-1922) was an Austrian brewer and a coin collector. But he also collected paintings and formed an Ornithology Society. A portion of his numismatic collection was acquired by the Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Arnaud, Pierre (1922-1996)

Pierre Arnaud was a French entrepreneur who built a refined collection of coins. From the moment on when he was assisted by Hans Voegtli, Arnaud continued only to collect Greek and Roman high grade coins.

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