Hyman Montagu (Biographical details)

Hyman Montagu (legal; collector; Male; 1844 - 1895)

Also known as

Montagu, Hyman

Biography

Lawyer, collector. FSA, Vice-President of the Numismatic Society. Educated at City of London School. Studied law. Awarded the Clifford's Inn prize. Began to collect coins from c.1878. Member of the Numismatic Society from 1882. Purchased important coin collections from Addington (English coins), 1883; William Brice of Clifton, 1887; M. Hoffman, dealer in Paris (Greek coins); Vicomte Ponton d'Amecourt (Roman coins); Marsham (English coins). Sold his collection of English coins from George I to Victoria in 1891 (Spink & Sons sale). Montagu Collection. The British Museum purchased coins from the sale of the Montagu collection in 1896-97 (including coins from the sale by Feuardent, Paris 20 April 1896). There is a portrait of Montagu in the sale catalogue.

Bibliography

Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (Sale: 18 November 1895 [6 days]), 'The Montagu collection of coins. Catalogue of the British & Anglo-Saxon Series' (includes biographical details and portrait of Montagu).
Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge (Sale: 23 March 1896 [6 days]), 'The Montagu collection of coins. Catalogue of the Greek Series'.
[Sale of the Montagu collection of 1,291 Roman gold coins (auctioneer M Maurice Delestre, experts M.M. Rollin and Feuardent) took place in the Hôtel Drouot, Paris.]
Obituary in 'Numismatic Chronicle' 55, 1895, pp.23-24.