|Ancient Coin Dealer
|Temecula, California, United States
|David Welsh received a classical education from the Jesuits. After pursuing interests as a professional numismatist, he took up an Engineering career and operates an Engineering consultancy. David received B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Engineering from California Coast University, specializing in optical physics. He reads or speaks five modern languages in addition to Latin, Greek and studies in extinct ancient scripts found on coins. In 1994 David visited Paris, attending the Antiquarian Exposition where he met a French dealer whose love for Greek coins reminded David of his passion for numismatics. After ten years of gathering stock, Classical Coins [www.classicalcoins.com] opened in December 2003. David discovered that the dream he had put so much effort into was threatened by developments in cultural property law. In February 2004 he founded Unidroit-L, an Internet study group focusing on this topic. David was an early supporter of the Ancient Coin Collectors Guild, for which he chairs the International Affairs Committee, and has become well known as a collectors’ rights activist.
|Family (wife Susan, daughter Juliana), Ancient Coins, Cultural Property Law, Military History, Archaeology, Classical Studies, Collectors' Rights, Artificial Intelligence, Chess
|Ben-Hur, the Ten Commandments, Exodus, Patton, Clan of the Cave Bear
|Classical - Beethoven, Strauss, Bach, Brahms, Bruell, Tchaikovsky
|novels by C. S. Forester and Patrick O'Brien; historical books by Cdr. Edward Ellsberg; Dave is the author of "Computer Chess" and "Computer Chess II" by D.E. Welsh & the late chess master Boris Baczynskyj