Philip Nelson

Numismatist & collector of antiquities, associated with Antiquities, Decorative Art

Dr Nelson studied medicine in Liverpool, London and Vienna. He was a member of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. and was for many years the Vice-President of the British Numismatic Society. He published a monograph on Coinage of the Isle of Man and Ancient Painted Glass in England based on the study of the windows of English cathedrals and churches. He was a collector of Greek and Roman sculpture as well as Liverpool ship bowls as well as medieval antiquities.

Obituary: Hist Soc of Lancs and Chesh Vol 104: 173 (1952)

Deposited 190 cuneiform tablets on loan to the museum in May 1951 (accessioned as 51.63) then purchased from his estate using War Damage Compensation funds, in December 1953 along with other various types of collections (including classical sculpture, medieval glass, jewellerey and coins) mostly accessioned with the prefix number 53.114.
  • Gender
  • Relationship
    Collector, Previous owner
  • Nationality
  • Born
  • Place of birth
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Merseyside: Liverpool
  • Died
  • Place of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Cause of death
    Unknown or unrecorded
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