Head, Barclay Vincent
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British numismatist. Born Ipswich 2. 1. 1844, died London 12. 6. 1914. 1864 joined British Museum Department of Coins and Medals as a volunteer. 1893–1906 Keeper of the Coins there. Corresponding member of the French and Prussian Academies of Sciences. Honorary doctorates from Univs. of Heidelberg, Durham and Oxford.

Work and influence

On joining the Department of Coins and Medals, H. at first worked with Anglo-Saxon coins, but soon turned to Greek. In 1870, Reginald S. Poole recruited him for the planned Catalogue of Greek C…

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Schubert, Helmut, “Head, Barclay Vincent”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00311>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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