1062959 | AUSTRIA. Franz Joseph I.
(King, 1848-1916). 1888 AV Medal of Civil Merit (24 Ducats Weight). NGC PR63UCAM (Ultra Cameo).
By J. Tautenhayn. Edge: EDWARD HORACE MAN * 13th Sept. 1888. 48mm. 83.38gm. Laureate bust, right; signed below truncation /
VIRIBVS/ VNITIS. Crown above inscription within wreath. Holzmair 115.
Housed in an oversized holder.
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Edward Horace Man, CIE (1846-1929), b. Singapore, was a British administrator and anthropologist who studied the Andaman and Nicobar tribes in the 19th century. His collections of artifacts and photographs are held in the Pitt Rivers Museum. His father, Capt. Henry Man, of the Madras Staff Corps, had helped establish the penal settlement at Port Blair and was later briefly resident councilor at Singapore. Little is known of Edward's early life but he joined his father in October 1869, becoming an assistant superintendent and later treasurer. Between 1880 and 1882 he visited England on leave and passed on some of his collections to General Augustus Pitt Rivers. Man retired in 1900 to England, living firstly at Surbiton and later Preston Park in Brighton. His collections are distributed across museums in Cambridge, Oxford, London, Leiden, Berlin, Leipzig, Dresden, Florence, Halifax, Edinburgh and Calcutta