Mint Medallists ANKETYL
ANKETYL (Brit.). Early records of the reign of Henry I., mention that " Anketil, who was afterwards a monk in the abbey of St. Alban's, and made the shrine there, resided during seven years in Denmark by the command and at the request of the monarch. Whilst he continued there, he was employed in a variety of goldsmith's work, and was appointed the keeper of this mint, and chief moneyer ". Bibliography. — Ruding, Annals of the Coinage, I, p. 165. — Dr J. Meyer, Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexikon, 1878.
Source: Biographical dictionary of medallists; coin, gem, and seal-engravers, mint-masters, ancient and modern, with references to their works B.C. 500-A.D. 1900; compiled by L. Forrer, London 1904
AHLBORN, LEA (Swed.). Born in 1826, she was the daughter of the celebrated Engraver Ludwig Persson Lundgren, under whom she learned the art. Amongst her first masters, Johan and Abraham Salmson, then Toussaint and Barre, the Paris sculptor and medallist, are the most conspicuous. In 1853 she succeeded her father as Engraver to the Swedish Mint, a post which she rilled until 1895. She married in 1854 a distinguished sculptor, Karl Ahlborn of Brunswick. Her death took place on the 31. March, 1895....
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ACHESON or ACHESOUN, JAMES (Brit.). Moneyer (or Mint-master) at Edinburgh, 1525-1546, under James V. of Scotland. We read of his receiving on the 12th November 1526 an order to coin gold and silver money, and another, previously, on the 1st March 1525-6. Down to 1538, his name is several times mentioned in the accounts of the Lord High Treasurer under James V. ; it appears that the following year he refused to strike bawbees, ordered on the responsibility of the Laird of Sillebawby ; probably on...
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ACHESON, JOHN (Brit.), was Master-coiner of the Mint in Scotland in 1555. His family is said to have been connected with the coinage for nearly a century (1525-1620). This artist executed the dies for most of the coins of Mary; the only medal which can be attributed with certainty to him is a silver jeton, or pattern for a half-testoon of 1553, with bust of Mary on obv. and shield of Scotland, between M-R on R. The type of this piece was afterwards adopted for gold Ryals, issued in 1555. The coi...
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ACHESON, THOMAS (Brit.), succeeded his father as Master of the Mint of Scotland, under James VI. By act of Parliament, 1580-81, the working of the mint was let for three years to a commission of which " Thomas Aitchesoun " was a member. In 1588 eight-penny and four-penny pieces, were struck which in contemporary documents are styled Achesouns and half-Achesouns " probably from having been the first base coinage made when this Thomas Achesoun was master of the mint, an office which he held from 1...
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