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Foy-Vaillant, Jean
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French antiquarian and numismatist. Born Jean Foy, Beauvais, 24. 5. 1632, died Paris 23. 10. 1706. Studied philosophy at Collège de Beauvais. Lawyer in Paris, then procureur général fiscal at Beauvais. Medical doctorate 1655. From 1675, travelled to Southern Europe, Egypt and Asia to buy coins and conduct research. From 1684, curator of the royal coin collection at Paris.

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After the death of his father (1635), F.-V. was brought up by his great-uncle, Nicolas Vaillant. He completed his studies in philosophy at the Col…

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Mittag, Peter Franz, “Foy-Vaillant, Jean”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps6_COM_00238>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209



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