- Also known as
Sir (Dr) Hermann Weber
primary name: Weber, Hermann
- individual; collector; medical; Male
- Life dates
- 10 Grosvenor Square, London.
- Physician; collector. Born at Holzkirchen, north of Bavaria, on 30 December 1823. Studied medicine at Marburg University from 1844, then at Bonn, where he received his MD degree, and started to practice as a physician. Took up post of Resident Medical Officer of the London German Hospital (in Dalston), in 1851, and later rose to become physician and consulting physician to the hospital. Married Matilda Gruning in 1854. In order to gain English qualification, he underwent further study at Guy's Hospital, and in 1855 became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (elected Fellow in 1859). In 1894 established the Weber-Parkes prize (for work on tuberculosis). Served on the Council of the RCP for five years, was Censor in 1879 and 1880. Retired from medical practice at the age of eighty. Knighted in 1899. Consulting Physician to the Royal National Hospital for Consumption at Ventor; the North London (Mount Vernon) Consumption Hospital; the German Hospital; and member of the consulting committee of the King Edward VII Sanatorium. Died on 11 November 1918.
Collector of Greek and Roman coins, and of antiquities. Member of the Numismatic Society from 1883, served on its Council 1889-1906, Vice-President, awarded the Society's medal in 1905. Father of Frederick Parkes Weber (q.v.).
- L Forrer, 'The Weber Collection, vol. 1: Greek coins', Spink & Son Ltd, London, 1922.
Obituary in 'The Times', 14 November 1918.
Obituary by GF Hill in 'Numismatic Chronicle', 1918, p.270.
G F Hill, Greek coins acquired by the British Museum in 1922, Numismatic Chronicle Fifth Series, Vol. 3 (1923), 211-242 (see also the Spink catalogues from 1922 for the complete collection).