Mint Medallists ANNA MARIA BRAUN (2.)
ANNA MARIA BRAUN. Vol. I. N.E. Modeller in wax, and Medallist, the daughter of Georg Pfründt, and wife of Bartholomäus Braun, was born at Lyons in 1643, and died at Frankfort-on-M., in 1731. Doppelmayr (p. 266) states that in wax-modelling she was unsurpassed, and that she made all kinds of medals. These are said to be signed AMP before her marriage, and AMB after. Anna Maria Pfründt studied and imitated the works of Abbondio. Bibliography. — Doppelmayr, Historische Nachricht von den Nürnbergischen Mathematicis und Künstlern, Nürnberg, 1730. — Erman, op. cit.
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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