Abraham Edmund Richards 1822-1884

An antiquary was the son of a miller at Aberaman, near Aberdare, South Wales. When he was a child, his parents emigrated to the United States, and before he had reached his teens, he was an office boy at Dexter, Michigan. He was afterwards apprenticed to a firm of chemists, and subsequently carried on a profitable business on his own account. He cultivated a taste for antiquarian studies, devoting his chief attention to Greek and Roman numismatics; his knowledge of the coinage of the Roman Republic and Empire especially being very extensive and exact. As a reader, he had a great advantage in his familiar knowledge of English, Welsh, French, and Italian, and his acquaintance with the ancient classical languages. He died at Florence, Italy. (The Red Dragon.)

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