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
KÖNIG, ANTON FRIEDRICH
KÖNIG, ANTON FRIEDRICH (Germ.). Son of the last; born at' Breslau, in 1773, and also a Medallist. His early life was spent at Berlin, but in 1824 he settled at Dresden. To him are ascribed the following medals : Centenary of Pomerania's homage prestation, 1821 (signed : F. KÖNIG FEC.) ; — Rebuilding of the town of Gnesen destroyed by fire, 1823 ; — Silver Wedding of Leopold Frederick, Duke of Anhalt, and Frederike née Princess of Prussia ; — Portugalöser with bust of the Prince Elector Joachim,...
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LEONI, LODOVICO called IL PADOVANINO or IL PADOVANO (Ital.). Painter, Modeller in wax, Medallist, and Coin-engraver, born at Padua in 1531; died at Rome in 1606; some say in 1612. He executed Portrait-medallions in wax, besides painting in oil and fresco landscapes and historical subjects. He is said to have been employed as Engraver at the Mint of Rome, circa 1573-1586; notwithstanding, only one of the many medals of Pope Gregory XIII. bears his signature L. PADOVAN. ; others may be looked for...
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AATZ, JOSEPH (Germ.). Master or Inspector of the Electoral Mint of Mayence, during the bishopric of Frederick Charles Joseph von Erthal (1774-1802). His initials I. A. appear on various coins, among which the most noteworthy are the following : Ducat of 1795, Convention thalers of 1794 (2 var.), and 1795, and on a medal, engraved by Fred. Stieler on the Defeat of the French under General Jourdan, 1795, by General Count von Clairfait. Bibliography. — Reimmann Münzen u. Medaillen-Cabinet, Ad. Hess...
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ABBO (French). Merovingian Moneyer, who worked at Chalons circa A.D. 593, and later at Limoges, circa A.D. 604. In the Cuerdale find a curious piece was met with, bearing on obv. the legend ABBO MONET or MANET, and a Merovingian bust, and on R. a cruciform monogram. The Vicomte Ponton d'Ame-court, and after him Mr. Kenyon, in his Gold Coins of England, concluded that Abbo worked as moneyer in England and that he was one of the Franks who accompanied St Augustine to England, in 596 or 597. It is ...
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