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Prof. Henry H. Armstrong Collection
In 1909 and 1910, Prof. Henry H. Armstrong lived in Rome working as a Research Associate of the Carnegie Institution in Archaeology teaching at the American School for Classical Studies in Rome. Professor Armstrong's article "Privernum" from the Jan. - Mar. 1911 issue of the American Journal of Archaeology is included in NumisWiki. This was the first of a series of articles (at least three) about Privernum contributed to the American Journal of Archaeology by Professor H. H. Armstrong. He aquired most of the coins in his collection during his time in Italy. From 1918 until his death in 1935 he taught at Beloit College as head of the Department of Romance Languages. Nicknamed "Sparky" by the students, his death after a two-week illness came as a shock to the college. His coins, inherited by his son, sat in a cigar box for the next 74 years.