Mint Medallists ANNA MARIA BRAUN
ANNA MARIA BRAUN née PFRÜNDT. Modeller in wax, born at Lyons in 1642, died at Frankfort-on-M. Doppelmayr mentions amongst her numerous productions in wax, "all sorts of medals" (allerhand Medaillen). Her works previous to her marriage are said to be signed AMP, and after, AMB. Dr B. Pick describes a Portrait-medal of Duke Frederick I. of Saxe-Gotha and Altenburg, signed AMB, and he further attributes to this artist an oval medal of Heinrich von Römhild, brother of Frederick his consort Marie Elizabeth. Bibliography. — Erman, op. cit. — B. Pick, Die Schaumünzen Friedrichs I. von Sachsen-Gotha und Altenburg, 1904.
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
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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AIRER, KASPAR (Germ.). Master of the Mint at Frankfort-on-Main from 1618 - 1636. On the coins struck under him appear the letters C — ?. In 1620, in connection with Georg Nürnberger, a die-sinker of Nuremberg, he started a private mint for the coinage of small currency which prejudiced the city authorities against him and brought about his deposition in 1625, but in 1627 he was reinstated in his office for life, after having sold them his house, which until 1880 was used as the Mint. Bibliograph...
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