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an expert or collector of antiquities

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The Cathedral Series was sponsored and published by the Society of Antiquaries, of which Carter became a full Fellow in 1795.
What's more, appreciable sums of money were changing hands between workmen and London''s antiquaries who were eager to own them.
After Paris, and her interwar novels, Mirrlees wrote a biography about Sir Robert Cotton, one of the founders of the Society of Antiquaries in the sixteenth century and one of the first collectors of manuscripts at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries.
As they travel to the wilderness of the Great Lakes region, the young travelers play the part of antiquaries in a strange land.
1) The handwriting of the scribe here corresponds in every respect to that of the other three manuscripts identified as being written by his hand, which are: Belvoir Castle (Duke of Rutland), John Lydgate, Fall of Princes; London, British Library, Harley 1758; and London, Society of Antiquaries 134.
Prof Geoffrey Wainwright is from the Tenby area and is president of the Society of Antiquaries.
This rich and erudite volume brings together a set of scholarly articles on the past, present and future of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
A team led by professors Geoff Wainwright, President of the Society of Antiquaries, and Tim Darvill of University of Bournemouth carried out the dig.
Prof Darvill, of Bournemouth University, and Prof Wainwright, President of the Society of Antiquaries, will compare samples with their research in the Preseli hills in south west Wales, from where 80 such stones were carried an estimated 4,500 years ago.
Dr Williams is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.
Nearby is another fascinating exploration of the nature of discovery in the Making History: Antiquaries in Britain 1707-2007.
The word 'antiquary' has always had somewhat pejorative overtones: even in the 18th century, when the Society of Antiquaries was founded, its members were the frequent butt of satire, mocked for their indiscriminate fascination with the detritus of the past.
The coin - from 32BC - lay undiscovered for years in a collection belonging to Newcastle's Society of Antiquaries.
He became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1979 and served on its council until 1992.