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MUSEUM ACQUIRES MEDAL OF NUMISMATIST SIR JOHN EVANSAn expert on antique coins and descendant of John Dickinson has been honoured in the centenary year of his death. Archivists at The Apsley Paper Trail, the site of Mr Dickinson's mills and the heart of the papermaking industry's history, have acquired a commemorative medal of Sir John Evans.
The distinguished numismatist was the nephew and son-in-law of John Dickinson, who joined the company in 1840 and then managed the firm until his retirement.
The Paper Trail's Michael Stanyon, who recently contributed to a book about John Evans' role in the paper industry and the local community, described him as a 'remarkable man'.
In addition to Sir John's contribution to the paper industry and the local community, he was especially distinguished as an antiquary and numismatist, a collector of ancient objects and coins.
He was president of the Numismatic Society of London, now the Royal Numismatic Society, between 1885 to 1892, and was also a published author. His books, standard in their respective departments, were The Coins of the Ancient Britons (1864), The Ancient Stone Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain (1872), and The Ancient Bronze Implements, Weapons and Ornaments of Great Britain and Ireland (1881).
It was to mark his long and distinguished service to the Society that the commemorative medallion was created. It is available to view at The Paper Trail's Visitor Centre at Frogmore Paper Mill in Apsley.
To read the complete article, see: On the amazing trail of Sir John (http://www.hemeltoday.co.uk/heritage/On-the-amazing-trail-of.4715685.jp)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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