Imhoof-Blumer, Friedrich
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Swiss numismatist and coin collector. Born Winterthur 11. 5. 1838, died there 26. 4. 1920. Trained as an economist. 1870 Dr. h. c., Univ. of Zürich. Thereafter withdrew from business life to continue as a private scholar and collector. Voluntary positions including conservator of the coin cabinet at the city library of Winterthur (from 1861) [16]. Member of many acads. and professional associations. Many honours, including Prussian Order Pour le mérite für Wissenschaften und Künste (1895).


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Von Kaenel, Hans-Markus, “Imhoof-Blumer, Friedrich”, 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 16 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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