Schwabacher, Willy
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German numismatist. Born Frankfurt 22. 7. 1897, died Stockholm 30. 8. 1972. 1916 Abitur, then military service. From 1918, studied architecture in Darmstadt, from 1921 classical archaeology, ancient history and history of art at Munich, spending one term in Berlin with Kurt Reglingin 1922. 1924 doctorate at Munich with Paul Wolters for a numismatic study [1]. Thereafter assistant at the Städtisches Maximilianmuseum in Augsburg. 1932/33 DAI travel bursary. Took part in excavations on the Kerameikos in Athens…

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Ehling, Kay, “Schwabacher, Willy”, 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 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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