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1724. His issues are usually signed J. K. Wyllys Betts, in Historical
Medals cf America, p. 50, suggests that Kiihnlein may have been the
author of a medal described as the American Century Plant, 1700.
The signature on this medal belongs probably to Johann Christian
Koch, 1680-1742.

KULBI, P. (Russ.}. Mint-engraver and Medallist at St. Petersburg,
under Alexander II. His medals are signed : P. II. K.

KULLE, SERVATIUS IVEN (Swed}. Contemporary Medallist, born
at Lund; pupil of the Paris School of Decorative Arts, and Lindberg,
P. Tasset, and Gauthier ; now residing at Stockholm, and employed
at the Mint there. I have noticed his signature on a commemorative
medal of King Oscar II. 's Jubilee, 1898(45 mill.); Award Medal
to old Workmen of the Mining Company of Ostricourt Oignies,



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i&97 & c - At t ^ ie Salon of 1890, 1892 and 1896 he exhibited seven
Portrait-medallions, in oxydized silver.

KDLLRICH, WILHELM (Germ.}. Royal Prussian Court-and first
Mint-medallist; born at Dahme, on December 18, 1821 ; died at
Berlin on the I st of September, 1887; pupil of his father, the
medallist Karl Fischer, and the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts, he
was obliged early to earn his living, and entered first the Die-sinking
works of G. Loos, then came to London, where he was for some
time employed by Wyon (1850), and made short stays at Brussels
and Paris (1853), Munich and Switzerland (1855). In 1859 he was
appointed Assistant-engraver at the Berlin Mint; on April i, 1862,
Chief-engraver; and in 1864, Medallist to the Mint. He executed
coin-dies for Prussia and other states of the German Confederation,
also for the German Empire, Roumania, Brazil, Norway and Egypt,
He also reorganised the Mints at St. Petersburg and Bukarest, but
refused a permanent appointment offered to him by the Russian
government.




" Victory " Thaler of William I. of Prussia, by W. Kullrich.

Kullrich is the author of numerous commemorative medals, some
of which are of excellent work. Among these, I may mention :
Presentation medal to the first Champions of German commerce in
the East under the German Orient Society, 1845 ; Inauguration
of a monument to Frederick the Great, 1851; - - Portrait-medal
of Goethe, 1849; - The Revolution in Baden quelled, 1849; -
Portrait-medal of Schiller (sev. var.); Portrait-medal of Gottfried
Schadow, sculptor, 1850; - - Inauguration of a monument to
Blucher at Krieblowitz, 1853 '> Marriage of Frederick, Landgrave
of Hesse, with Princess Anna of Prussia, 1853; - - Marriage of
Frederick Charles, Prince of Prussia, with Mary, Princess ofAnhalt,
1854 ; Silver Wedding of Prince Frederick William, and consort
Princess Augusta of Saxony, 1854; ~~ ^ rize Medal of the Berlin
Horse Lottery ; Commemorative medal of Gustavus Adolphus II.



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of Sweden ; Prize Medal ot the Norwegian Royal Academy of
Fine Arts; Johann Friedrich August Borsig, 1854; The
Bliicher Memorial at Berlin, 1855; Marriage of the Crown Prince
Frederick William of Prussia with Princess Victoria of Great Britain,
1858 (2 var.); Medallion on the same event (53 mill.; designed
by A. Fischer) ; Birth of Prince Frederick William Victor (now
William II., German Emperor), 1859; Coronation of William L,
King of Prussia, at Koenigsberg, 1861; Peace of Paris, after the
Crimean War, 1856 ; Coronation of King Charles XV. of Swe-
den, 1860 ; D r Moritz Heinrich August Rosenberg, of Berlin ;
Sixth Centenary of Koenigsberg, 1855; Medal of Merit ot
Charles Anthony, Prince of Hohenzollern ; Johann F. A. Borsig
& Alb. Borsig Locomotive Works, 1858 (2 var.).; New South
Wales Industrial Exhibition, 1862 ; The Railway Bridge at Dir-
schau, 1860; The Austrian Campaign, 1866 (sev. var. ; one
85 mill.) ; - 25 rh Anniversary of the Association for the preser-
vation of Cologne Cathedral, 1867 ; Marriage of Otto, Count
of Stolberg-Wernigerode, 1863; Ludwig Friedrich Klipfel,
Director of the Berlin Mint, 1865; J. Von Pannewitz, Prize
Medal of the Silesian Sylvicultural Society, 1866; The St.Pante-
leimon Hospital at Bucarest, 1868; - - iMarriage of Charles I. ot
Roumania with Princess Elizabeth of Neuwied, 1869; Large
official medals on the Prussian Campaigns of 1864, 1866, and
1870/71 ; - - Victories over the French in 1870-1871 (85 mill.;
designed by Th. Grosse) ; Other medals, on the same event ;
Frederick William, Prince Radziwill, 1870 ; Foundation of the
German Empire, 1871 (sev. var.; one edited by G. Loos; another
illustrated) ; Coronation of King Oscar II. of Sweden and Queen
Sophia, 1873 ; Golden Wedding of the Grand Duke and Grand
Duchess Frederick of Baden; 50 th Anniversary of the St. John
Lodge of" Inviolate Unity " at Hamburg, 1867; Jubilee ot
the Duke of Brunswick, 1881 (designed by R. Diez); Golden
Wedding of King William I. of Prussia and Queen Augusta, 1879 ;
- Sixth German Federal Rifle Meeting at Dusseldorf, 1878;
Robert Scharff (7 1880); Medal of the Breslau Sporting Club,
1882 ; Proclamation of King Carol L, of Roumania, 1881 ; -
D r F. W. A. G. H. P. Uhlmann, of Potsdam, 1881 ; Inaugura-
tion of a Sanatorium for Children by the Crown Princess Victoria,
1884; " Marriage of Crown Prince William of Prussia with
Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, 1881 ; Birth of Prince
William, 1882 ; Completion of the Castle of Pelesch, with busts
of the King and Queen of Roumania, 1883; Numerous Prize
Medals ; Inauguration of the Railway from Bucarest to Const-
antza, 1895, &c.

Kullrich was honorary member of the Fine Art Academies ot



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Foundation of the German Empire, by W. Kullrich.



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Vienna and St. Petersburg, and formed many pupils in Germany
and elswhere. He occupies a place of honour among German
nineteenth century Medallists.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Blatter fur Muntfretinde, 1887, p. 1354. Muller & Singer,
Allgemeines Kunstler-Lexicon. Nagler, MotugraimnisUn, 1881. Menadier, oft.
cit. Reimnunn Sale Catalogue. D r F. P. Weber, Medals and Medallions of the
19 th century, 1894. Marvin, Masonic Medals, 1880. Bahrfeldt, Mun^en von
Hobe n%pller n.

KUMATOWSKY. F/^KURNATOWSKY.

KUNDMANN, C. and J. VON (Austr.}. These signatures occur on a
cast Plaque of Franz Schubert, undated. J. von K. is the author of
the Schtbuer Monument at Vienna, 1872.

KUNE, ANDREAS (Germ.'}. Mint-master at Luneburg, 1577, in the
service of Duke Julius of Brunswick- Wolfenbiittel.

KUNE, MARTIN (Germ.'}. Mint-master at Eisleben, 1560-1573.
His initials M. K. occur on some of his currency.

KUNER (Amer.). Engraver of the two rare Pattern 20 and 10 Dollar
pieces of British Columbia, 1862, a specimen of each of which is
in the National Collection ; the only other two known were in the
Murdoch Collection and sold for 116 and 53 respectively. Those
in the British Museum were presented by F. Seymour, Governor
of British Columbia, in 1864.

A/. 20 Dollars. Obv. GOVERNMENT OF BRITISH COLUM-
BIA. A royal crown. I^.2O DOLLARS 1862 in three lines within
oak-wreath; edge grained.




2O Dollars, 1862, by Kuner.



A/", ro Dollars. Same type as last, but with 10 in place ol 20 ;
edge grained.



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During the height of the gold fever in British Columbia, Colonel
Gosilt, who was then Treasurer of the Province, established a mint
at New Westminster, but before any coins had been struck, it was




10 Dollars, 1862, by Kiiner.



learned that no gold or silver coins could be issued except under
the authority of the Queen in Council.

By this Engraver is a medal on the Californian Railways, with
bust of Washington, 1876.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Murdoch Sale Catalogue, July 1903. Atkins, Colonial Coins
and Tokens, &c. Breton, Coins fr Tokens relating to Canada, p. 187.

KUNIG, JOHANN ANTON (Auslr.). Mint-engraver at Hall in Tyrol,
1688-? .

KUNIG, MATHIAS (Austr.'}. Assistant-engraver, 1632-35, then
Chief-engraver, 1635-1663 at the Mint of Hall in Tyrol. Also
MATHIAS KOENIG VON BAUMBHAUSEN. He was Maximilian Kunig's
father.

KUNIG, MAXIMILIAN (Austr.}. Mint-engraver at Hall in Tyrol,
1647-1688. There is a medal by him of 1654 on tne coming
of age of the Archduke Sigismundus Francis of Tyrol. Also
MAXIMILIAN KOENIG VON BAUMBHAUSEN.

KUNZE, C. G. (Amer.). Die-sinker of New York; author of several
medals : D r Elisha H. Gregory, of St. Louis (A. J. N. 934); -
Baron D r Liebig, Giessen (Boston Coll n ).



KUO YUNG * (Chinese). A. D. 921-959. Second Emperor of
the later Chou dynasty." He seized on all the bronze images of Bud-
dha and converted them into cash, declaring that Buddha himself,
who gave up so much for mankind, would raise no objections.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Me. Giles, op. cit.



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KUPFER {Germ.}. Die-sinker of the early portion of the nineteenth
century, who resided at Munich. The only medal by him which
I have noted is a Portrait-piece of D r Ferdinand Adolph Gehlen,
of Munich, 1815.

KUPFER, ANTON (Germ.}. Mint-master at Breslau, 30. September
1624 9. August 1625.

KURNATOWSKY, MICHAEL (AustrJ). Editor of medals, which were
struck at the Viennese die-sinking establishment of A. Pittner
Nachf. : Visit of the Crown Prince and Princess of Austria to
Lemberg and Krakau, 1887; Transfer of the body of Adam

Mickiewicz to Krakau, 1890; Second Centenary of the Relief of
Vienna, 1883; Franz Karpinski, poet, 1870; Visit of the
Emperor Francis Joseph to Galicia, 1880, &c.

KURTZ (Germ.}. Die-sinker of Berne ; his signature occurs on a
Prize medal of 1884.

KURZBACHER VON KURZBACH, HEINRICH (Bohem.}. Mint-master

general of Bohemia, 1576-1577.

KUSEL, HEIN or HENNING(G<rw.). Mint-master at Miinden, 1574-
1584; appointed Mint-master at Nieder-Wildungen (Waldeck),
1587.

KUSTER,GEORG (CHRISTOPH) (Germ.}. Mint-master at Darmstadt,
1733-1740, and Cleves, 1741-1742, 1743-1755. He usually placed
his initials G. K. on his issues.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Von Schrotter, Das Preussiscbe Mun^wesen im iS.Jahrhundert,
Berlin, 1904.

KUTSCHKIN, MICHAEL (Russ.}. Medallist of St. Petersburg, 1845-
1872. He signed his productions M.K. or p. U.K. He was apprenticed
at the Technical School of the Mining and Technological Institute
of St. Petersburg ; appointed Medallist to the St. Petersburg Mint
in 1845. By him are the following copies of earlier medals : Peace
of Carlowitz, 1690; Capture of Riga, 1710; Naval Victory of
Tweremiinde, 1714; Capture of four Swedish Frigates at

Gronhamn, 1720; Building of a Foundling Hospital at Moscow
(after Ja'ger), &c.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Schlickeysen-Pallmann, op. cit. Iversen, Medaillen auf die
Thaten Peter des Grossen, 1872.

KUYGNEL, or KUYNET, JACOB (Dutch}, Mint-master at Antwerp,
28. June 1513 to 17. August 1517, in conjunction with Mathieu du
Chastel.



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KyHKHH9 M. (Russ.). Medallist of St. Petersburg, third quarter
of the nineteenth century. He engraved the 1^, of Alexander II. 's





Coronation Medal of Alexander II., 1856.



Coronation Medal, 1856 (illustrated); also ty, of the Catherine II.
Academical Prize Medal.



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KVASNICKA (Bobem.^. Contemporary Die-sinker, residing at
Prague. I have noted his signature on the following medals : Visit
of the Emperor Francis Joseph I. to Prague, 1880; Joseph Jung-
mann 1847; - Inauguration of the Jungmann Monument at
Prague; ro th Anniversary of the Choral Society " Hlalol " of
Prague, 1871 ; Josef Neumann, &c.

KYNG, THOMAS (Brit.}. Mint-master at Calais, in the 39 th yearot
Edward IIL's reign, appointed on the I st July> 1365. " At the latter
end of that year, an assay was ordered to be made of the money
which Kyng had coined in this mint". He was probably removed
from office on October 25., 1366, on the appointment of Guater
de Barde.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Ruding, Annals of the Coinage oj Great Britain and its Depen-
dencies, 1840,!., p. 33 ; II., p. 255. R. Serrure, Dictionnaire ge'ograpbique de
Thistoire monctaire de la France, 1887, p. 114.

K. W. Vide WILHELM KULLRICH.

K. <I>. and K. J>OirT Vide KARL FRIEDRICH VOIGT. Nineteenth
century Medallist of Munich.



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L. Vide HANS LOBSINGER. Medallist of Nuremberg, b. 15 iof 1570.

L. Vide C. V. LEHR. Mint-master at Weimar and Hornstein, 1616-
1622.

L. Vide JACOB LICHTE. Mint-master at Mansfeld, 1621.

L. Vide JOHANN LINCK. Medallist at Heidelberg, 1659-1711.

L. Vide JAN LUTMA. Dutch Medallist, f 1660.

L. or S. Vide C. F. LUDERS. Medallist at Berlin, 1702-1742.

L. Vide JOHANN J. LAUER. Counter-manufacturer at Nuremberg,
1804-1819.

L. Vide GOTTLIEB LAURER. Medallist at Kulmbach, 1758.

L. Vide GEORG FRIEDRICH LOOS. Medallist at Nuremberg, 1742-
1762, and Wurzburg, 1762-1766.

L. VideUKL FRIEDRICH LOOS. Medallist at Nuremberg, 1745-1776.
L. Vide JOSEPH LOSCH. Court-medallist at Munich, 1802-1826.
L. Vide I. LANGE. Die-sinker at Moscow, 1718-19.

L. Vide G. LUNDER. Medallist at Copenhagen, 1742-1782. Also
G.L.

L. Vide DANIEL FRIEDRICH LOOS. Medallist, born at Altenburg,
1735, worked at Magdeburg, 1756-1767, and Berlin, 1768 - )- 1819.

L. Vide FRIEDRICH LOOS. Medallist at Berlin, end of the eighteenth
century.

L. Vide GOTTFRIED BERNHARD LOOS. Founder ot the Loos Die-
sinking Establishment. B. 1773 f 1843. He was General Mint-
warden of Prussia.

L. Vide LUTTMER. Medallist at Dantzig, tire. 1760.



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L. Vide C. G. LAUFFER. Mint-master at Nuremberg, 1746-1755.
Also C. G. L.

L. Vide JOSEPH LUCKNER. Medallist at Hildesheim, 1764-1768.
L. Vide LEUPOLD. Die-sinker at Dresden, arc. 176^-1770.

L. Vide G. LJDNGBERGER. Medallist at Stockholm, 1765-1801.
Also G. L.

L. Vide I. LINDENSCHMIDT. Die-sinker at Mayence and Wiesbad-
en, circ. 1790.

L. Vide LAUER. Counter-manufacturer at Nuremberg, 1791-1797.
L. Vide HENDRIK LAGEMAN. Dutch Medallist, b. 1765 f 1816.
L. Vide A. LAVY. Medallist at Turin, 1796-1827. Also A. L
L. Vide I. LANG. Medallist at Vienna, 1800-1835. Also I. L.

L. VukWWSL. Mint-master at Saalfeld, 1803-1833. His initials
occur also in 1807 and 1812 on coins of Reuss.

L. Vide JOSEPH LERCH. Medallist at Prague, second quarter of the
nineteenth century.

L. Vide LESSER. Medallist at Breslau, f 1843.

L Vide ANTON CHRISTIAN LAUTENSCHLAGER. 1820-1877. Medal-
list at Hanau.

L Vide L'ALLEMENT. Die-sinker at Frankfort-on-M., 1807-1814;
died in 1830. Also L'AL.

L Signature of a Medallist on a Portuguese medal, 1873.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Schlickeysen-Pallmann, Mun^-Abkur^ungen, Berlin, 1896.

L Signature of a German Medallist of the second quarter ot

the sixteenth century. It occurs on a Portrait-medal of Lorenz Stay-
ber fyL Bust of his consort ; dated 1535 (illustrated}. The -L- stands
out in relief on truncation of obv. bust.

By the same artist are probably also : 1535. Katharina Loxau
(Berlin); (1536). Barbara Welser (Berlin); - 1537. Countess
Palatine Dorothea (Berlin); - 1538. Sophie Galber (Berlin), and
others.

The style is realistic, the costumes richly adorned, and the letters
vertical.



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The medals just mentioned belong to the group described under
MG" in Erman, Deutsche Medailleure, p. 31.




Lorenz Stayber.

Bolzenthal suggested Hans Lobsinger as the author of the Stayber
Medal.
BIBLIOGRAPHY. Erman, Deutsche Medailleure, 1884.

A, 3 A or AE {Greek). Perhaps an abbreviation tor Leon or Lednidas ;
signature of a Tarentine Coin-engraver, whose period of activity
is comprised between 380-345 B.C. The influence of this artist is
very marked on the Tarentine issues, from the beginning of Period III
of Evans, and even betore, and all the Didrachms signed A offer
the same characteristics of style and design.

D r Arthur Evans describes these coins in the following manner :
" The coins, characterized by the compact character of the engrav-
ing, show considerable skill in composition, and we seem to acquire
distinct evidence of the reaction of individual master-pieces ot
sculpture and painting on the die-sinker's art. Of singularly sculp-
turesque aspect is the horseman with the bridle-arm in front of his
horse's neck, and his head gracefully inclined towards that of his
charger a masterpiece of skilful pose and harmonious balance,
which suggests the influence of some familiar relief in marble. It is
as it were a detached figure taken from a frieze, and makes us the
more i egret that so little of the sculpture of the Tarentine temples
has been preserved. Not inferior to this in artistic conception, and,
indeed, displaying a marked fellow feeling with it, is the reverse of
the same piece representing Taras, his head bowed forward as
before, seated sideways on his marine charger, an arm resting on
the dolphin's tail, the other lightly laid upon its forehead, his whole
attitude instinct with reverie and repose (Vide n 9). This remark-
able coin is signed A, assuredly indicating the same artist who
signs VE and A during Period II, and the same signature is found



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on several coins of Period III. The coins with these signatures rank
among the best examples of the compact style ot engraving described
above, and from the correspondence alike of signature and of artistic
tradition we are justified in concluding that the peculiarities of this
class are largely due to the influence of a single engraver. The
reverse ot the coin signed 3A in minute letters is, from an artistic
point of view, extremely remarkable. Though the horse on the
obverse is still somewhat immature, the exquisite figure of Taras
pointing downwards at the sea-creature, whatever it may be, at
which with his other arm he aims a dart, will not easily find a
parallel for playful grace and lightsomeness of touch. In feeling,
however, it is curiously in harmony with the beautiful coin
signed A, while the obverse designs of other coins with the same
signature present an equally close agreement in their type of the
galloping horseman. Style, signature, and design alike lead us to
refer these works to the same artist whose initial Le... may find its
completion in such well-established Tarentine names as Leon or
Leonidas (Evans, Horsemen of Tarenttini, p. 48).

The following are some of the varieties of Didrachms, probably
engraved by A.

Period II. Before circ. B.C. 380.

1. ^R. Didrachm. Obv. Naked Ephebos crowning stationary
horse to r. ; beneath horse, A.

J^L Taras astride on dolphin to r., resting his 1. hand on the
dolphin's head, and with his right aiming a dart downwards. In
field to 1. TAPAI.

Evans, op. cit., p. 44, En ).

2. JR.. Didrachm. Obv. Naked Ephebos galloping to r., with his
r. arm thrown back; beneath horse, A.

ty,. Taras astride on dolphin to 1. ; his r. arm resting on dolphin's
back; his 1. extending akrostolion ; beneath, A and TAPAI.
Evans, op. cit., p. 45, H n i. Car. CXII, 173.

3. ^R. Didrachm. Obv. Naked Ephebos on horse galloping to r.,
holding whip in r. hand behind him; under the horse, A.

fyL. Same type as n 2, with A sometimes under horse.

M. P. Vlasto Collection, ex. Maddalena Sale. Brit.
Mus. n 119. Cf. Carelli CIX, 104.





The style of these staters is \ery fine, and they are undoubtedly
by the same hand as those signed 3A and AE.



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4. ^R. Didrachm. Obv. Naked Ephebos galloping to 1., holding
reins with both hands; beneath horse A.

f^L. Taras astride on dolphin to 1., resting hisl. hand on dolphin's
back, and with r. extending akrostolion; beneath dolphin, A and
TAPAI.

Evans, op. cit., p. 45, L n i. M. P. Vlasto Collection.

5. ^R. Didrachm. Obv. Same type; beneath horse, 3 A, in
minute characters.

fyL. Taras astride on dolphin to r., pointing downwards with 1.
hand, and with his right aiming downwards with dart ; beneath
dolphin, TAPAI.

Evans, op. cit., p. 45, L n 2, PI. II, n.




6. ^R. Didrachm. Obv. Youthful horseman galloping to 1. ; he
holds reins in 1. hand and in r. a small round shield; under the
horse in microscopical letters AE.

}$L. Taras nude on dolphin to r., holding in r. hand a small tri-
dent; TAPAI sometimes to 1. and sometimes under the dolphin.
M. P. Vlasto Collection (2 var.) Revue numismatique,
1904, PL V, n os 7 & 7 a .
Period III. B.C. 380-345.

7. jR. Didrachm. Obv. Naked youth crowning his stationary
horse to r.

tyL. Taras seated sideways on dolphin, resting r. hand on fish's
head, and 1. on tail; beneath, A.

Evans, op. cit., p. 58, A n I. - Car. CIX, 106.

8. ^R. Didrachm. Obv. Same as last.

!$,. Similar type, with Taras astride holding akrostolion ;
beneath, A.

Evans, op. /., p. 58, A n 3, PI. Ill, 2. Car. CXII,
172. B. M. Cat., Italy, n 128. M. P. Vlasto Col-
lection.





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9. JR. Didrachm. Obv. Naked youth galloping to r. ; beneath
horse, A.

tyL. Taras astride on dolphin, holding out akrostolion.

Evans, op. cit., p. 58, B n i. M. P. Vlasto Collection.

10. JR.. Didrachm. Obv. Naked youth on horse to r. ; his shield
seen sideways behind him ; his head inclined towards the horse's,
and his bridle-arm in front of the horse's neck; horse stationary,
but raises its off fore-leg ; beneath horse, A.

RL. Taras seated sideways on the dolphin to 1., his head slightly

i j r j

inclined forward.

Evans, op. cit., p. 58, C n i, PL III, 5. M. P. Vlasto
Collection.





10. JR. Didrachm. Obv. Naked Ephebos (apobate) on horseback
galloping to 1.; under the horse, A.

^L. Taras on dolphin to 1., his right arm resting on dolphin's
back and holding in extended right hand ah akrostolion ; under
the dolphin, TAPAZ.

Weight : 121 grs. - M. P. Vlasto Collection. Cf.
Hunter, Macdonald, n 40.

For the obv. Vide Evans, p. 61, Type LI (Period III), but the
above-described type must belong to the end of Period II.

A (Greek). Possibly an Engraver's signature on Didrachms of
Velia, of the first half of the fourth century B.C., circ. 375-350.

^R. Didrachm. Obv. Head of Pallas to 1., wearing crested Athe-
nian helmet, adorned with olive-wreath, earring and necklace.

1^,. YEA- Lion seizing stag to 1. ; beneath stag, A.
B. M. Cat., Italy y p. 307, n 37.

A. L. (Baton.). Signature of a Medallist of the latter end of the
sixteenth century and early portion of the seventeenth. His initials
occur on Religious medals. One of them represents on obv. Joshua
and Caleb carrying the bunch of grapes, and onf^,. Joshua standing
in full armour beside a tree in front of camp. Vide Merzbacher,
Kumt-Medaillen-Katahg, Mai 1900, lots 316-318.

A. L. Vide ANDREAS LAFFERT Mint-master at Fraustadt, 1594,
Stolberg and Wernigerode, 1612-1617.

L.FoRREK. Biographital Notices of Medallists. III. 17



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A. L. Vide ADAM LONGERICH. Mint-master at Coblentz, 1678-
1683.

A. L. Vide ALBRECHT LINDBERG. Mintmaster at Stockholm, 1762-
1773-
A. L. Vide AMADEO LAVY. Medallist at Turin, 1796-1827.

A. L. Vide. LIGBER. Die-sinker at Warsaw, circ. 1808.

A. L. Vide ANTONIO LEYVA. Commander of the Imperial Fortress
at Pavia, 1525. His initials occur on obsidional coins of that city
and date.

B. L. or B L. Vide Vol. I. (Germ.}. Signature of a Saxon Medallist,
who worked circ. 1669-1694, and produced some excellent work.
Erman calls him "ein sehrguter Medailleur", and notices that after
1682 the style of his medals is quite altered and resembles some-
what that of Leygebe, whom he however did not equal.

Thus signed are the following medals : 1664. Johann Caspar von
Ampringen, Grand Master of the Teutonic Order (Dudik, PI. 9,
107); 1669. John George II. of Saxony (with various reverses,
Itzinger. Tentzel Lin. Alb., PI. 57, n, in); - - 1669. J onn
George III. as Prince-elector (Berlin. Tentzel E. 1. PL 63 I);




Johann Adam Scherzer.



1669. Andreas Kauxdorff Senior, an ecclesiastic (Berlin); 1669.
Johann Adam Scherzer, professor of theology at Leipzig (illustrated};
1672. Hans Andreas Hommel (Berlin); Undated. Martin Geier,
Court-preacher at Dresden, after 1665 ; 1682. Johann Olearius,
Court-preacher at Weissenfels (Berlin); 1683. Valentin Alberti,



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professor of theology at Leipzig (Berlin); Undated. Carl Caspar
von derLeyen, Archbishop of Treves (1652-1676) j 1694. Georg
Balthasar von Sandrart, painter (Berlin).

These medals are full of character and executed in a free
manner.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Erman, Deutsche Medailleure, Berlin, 1884.

C. L. Vide CONRAD LAUFER. Counter-manufacturer at Nuremberg,
circ. 1676.

C. L. Vide CASPAR LONGERICH. Mint-master at Treves, 1683-
1693.

C. L. Vide CARL LESSER. Medallist at Breslau, f 1843.

C. L. (Dutch). Signature of a Medallist or Goldsmith of Friesland,
second half of the sixteenth century. It occurs on a Portrait-medal
of Hidde Sybrens, 1584.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Calalogus der Nederlandsche en op Nederland betrekkin^ Ixbbende
Gtdenkpenningen, I, 's Gravenhage, 1903.

C. L. F. This signature occurs on a Portuguese Portrait-medal of
John IV., 1641.

D. L. Vide DANIEL LESSE. Mint-master at Dantzig, 1656-1685.

D. L. Vide DANIEL FRIEDRICH LOOS, 1735-1819. Medallist at Mag-



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