Borrell, H. P. (DNB00)

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BORRELL, H. P. (d. 1851), numismatist, after learning business in London, established himself as a trader at Smyrna, where he resided for thirty-three years. He devoted much of his attention to the discovery of inedited Greek coins, in which he was remarkably successful. The results of his discoveries ivere given in papers contributed to the ‘Revue Numismatique,’ the ‘Numismatic Chronicle,’ and various German periodicals devoted to numismatic science. In 1836 he published at Paris ‘Notice sur quelques médailles grecques des rois de Chypre.’ His collection of coins, antiquities, and gems was sold at London in 1851. He died at Smyrna 2 Oct. of the same year.

[Gent. Mag. (new ser.) xxxix. 324; Proceedings of the Numismatic Society for 24 June 1852, in vol. xv. of the Numismatic Chronicle.]