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Lraln 1899; Louis Francais, 1901; Volta, Prize Medal of
the Ministry cf Posts and Telegraphs; Lord Ronald Sutherland
- Medal of the Italian Board of Admiralty; King
Umberto I. ; - - Queen Margherita (illustrated); Necklace of
Portrait-medallions of celebrated French women, &c.



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At the Salon of 1904, this artist exhibited a frame containing
medals in gilt and plated bronze.

The Paris Mint struck in June 1904 a gold medal, which was
offered by the 3 rd Batallionof Bersaglieri to King Victor Emmanuel III,
in commemoration of the anniversary of the creation of the Bersa-
glieri.

Her commemorative medal of President Loubet's Visit to the Italian
Sovereigns is one of her best, and she recently executed a very pretty
pendant jewel on the occasion of the Christening of the Prince- of
Piedmont, with his portrait.

" M me Lancelot-Croce", says a writer in Art, " dont la beaute
brille au plus haut degre par le caractere, cette qualite supreme qui
est precisement 1'essence meme de son talent, M nie Lancelot-Croce
possede le don de I'lnvention dans des conditions extremement
equilibrees. Ce qu'elle veut exprimer Test toujours d'autant mieux
que chacune de ses creations est exempte de tout exces. llien de
trop; pas la moindre surcharge. Tout est dit, mais tout Test avec
mesure et vous n'en appreciez que mieux 1'extreme saveur de ce
talent qu'il faut ranger par mi ceux qui sont incontestablemeut hors
de pair. L'execution marche, chezelle, constamment de pair avec la
pensee; cette main delicate sait imprimer a sa facture des accents
virils qui lui donnent une originalite" de plus ".

M. Benedite, Keeper of the Luxembourg Museum, says : " Les
medailles de M me Lancelot-Croce sont d'un art facile et hatif; on
les dirait improvisees. "

A number of this artist's medals are reproduced in Marx's
Mcdailleurs Contemporains, PI. 28 and various Art magazines.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Paul Leroy, /'.-///, 1894, p. 34. L. Benedite, A rt et Deco-
ration, 1899. Andre Hallays, La Revue de Fdrt, juillet 1900. Catalogues du
Salon, 1900-1904. R. Marx, \1eJaillenrs franfais, 1889. Id., MedailleursCon-
tt'iii font ins. Studio. XXII, p. 233. Chavignerie et Auvray, op. cit. J. Dom-
pierre de Chaufepie, Medailles et Plaquetles modernes, II, 1903. Revuefrattfaisede
ntttnisniatique, 1902, p. 140.

LANCRE, DE (Su'iss}. Seal-engraver at Paris, early part of the
eighteenth century. He was Professor at the Academy, and introduced
Hedlinger to De Launay, Director of the Paris Medal Mint, 1717.

LANDE. Vide BERTRAND DE LALANDE suprd.

LANDENY, JEHAN (Frcncfj). Mint-master at Angers, 1486-1510;
distinctive mark, after 1491, an A at the end of the obv. legend.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. E. Faivre, Etat aclucl des ateliers nionetaires franfais et de lenrs
diffe'rtnts, Paris, 1894.

LANDER (Swiss). Genevese Die-sinker of the second quarter of the



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nineteenth century. He is known by a Portrait-medal of J. B.Kau-
pert, Swiss composer and orchestral director, 1833.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Notice sur Jean-Bernard Katipert faite sur la demande d'tin niimis-
mate pour servir a expli quer la medaillef rappee par la ville de Geneve en 1883, Nyon,
1879.

LANDERER (Swiss). Designer of the commemorative Thaler of
the Federal Rifle Meeting at Basle, 1879, engraved by Durussel.

LANDES, RICHARD DES (French). Goldsmith and Mint-engraver at
Tours, 1612-7 1653. He signed R. de landes and R. des landes.

LANDEVY, JEHANDE (French}. Mint-master at Angers, 1486-1510.

LANDI, DOMENICO (Ital.). Gem-engraver of Lucca, who was
working at Rome in the early part of the eighteenth century. In
1716 he cut a bust of Augustus in chalcedony, which had been
ordered of him by the Marquis di Fuentes, Portuguese ambassador
to the Pope. In 1720, he executed a portrait of N. Duodo, the
Venetian envoy, on an emerald. By him are also two fine gems, of
larger dimensions than ring-stones, and presenting portraits of
Trajan, Plotina, Matidia and Marciana, facing each other ; and the
other of Septimius Severus, Julia Domna, Caracalla and Geta. His
signature appears further on the following gems : Heads of Socrates,
and his disciple Plato; - Head of Livia, onyx; Commodus and
Crispina, cornelian, &c.

Vettori calls Landi " one of the most famous artists at present
in Rome".

BIBLIOGRAPHY. King, Antique Gems, 1860, 1872. Babelon, La Gravure en
pierres fines, Paris, 1894. Raspe, Tassie's Gems, 1791. Marietta, op. cit. -
Vettori, Dissert, glyptogr.

LANDRY, AMI JEAN JACQUES (Swiss}. Watch-case-engraver and
Medallist, born at Le Locle (canton Neuchatel), 9. July 1800, died
in March 1856. He was the first to introduce the press to stamp
watch-cases in the watch-manufacturing district of Switzerland. His
press soon obtained fame, and it was used in 1835 by John and
Marc Louis Bovy to strike Antoine Bovy's large Medal of Calvin
which on account of the high relief required a powerful press.

As a Medallist, he has produced : Commemorative medal award-
ed to J. J. Huguenin for his services to the State, 1830; - - Third
Centenary of the Reformation at Neuchatel, with bust of William
Farel, 1830; Medal presented by the Legislative Council of Neu-
chatel to General von Pfuel, Prussian Roval Commissioner, 1831,
etc.



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The Medallist, M. Fritz Landry, is Ami Landry's nephew.




At Medal (of the weight of 80 Thalers) presented to General von Pfuel by the
Legislative Council of Neuchatel, 1831.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. A. Bachelin, Aim-Jean-Jacques Landry, Musee neuchatelois,
1882, p. 64.

LANDRY, FRANQOIS (French). Sculptor of the sixteenth century,
born at Salins (Jura), who worked for the Granvellas and executed
in 1540 for their Besancon Gallery a series of 24 Portrait-medallions
(two of which still exist), representing the twelve Caesars and
other historical celebrities.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. S. Lamy, Dictioiinaire ties Sculpteurs &c.

LANDRY, FRITZ (Su-iss). Painter, Sculptor, Medallist, and Pro-
fessor of Drawing at Neuchatel (Switzerland). Born at Le Locle in
1842, his childhood was spent amid surroundings which could not
fail 10 impress his mind with love for art. His father and other
members of his family were all watch-case engravers, and from his
early youth he was accustomed to use the graving tool. His first
laurels were won at the Academic des Beaux-Arts of Geneva. In
Paris he studied under the celebrated medallist Antoine Bovy, and
afterwards he visited Italy, where the taste for sculpture developed
itself in him almost to a passion in studying the works of the
Renaissance masters. On his return to his native country, M. Lan-
dry determined not to imitate, but to create, and to be himself in
his own works.

This artist's medallic productions are of real merit. His Portrait-
pieces of Agassiz, the great naturalist, and Fritz Berthoud, the
distinguished novelist (illustrated) are treated, according to the
personality, either in very bold or low relief. The gifted writer's

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characteristic head, his picturesque costume and headdress, remind
one of the Florentine types of the Renaissance. Agassiz's head is
that of the savant; the lofty forehead denotes the thinker ; the look
is that of the keen observer of nature; great kindness and nobility
of feelings are revealed by the delineation of the mouth and chin.
But to my mind, the artist's Portrait-plaquette of Louis Favre,
the life-long professor of literature and spirituel novelist of Neu-
chatel, is a still greater success. Treated somewhat in the manner







Portrait-medal of Fritz Herthoud.



of the Viennese school, this portrait is excellent in every respect,
and betrays the long personal acquaintance of the artist with the
brilliant and profound scholar, and genial author of the Nouvelles
neucbdteloises. M. Landry has surpassed himself. The likness is life-
like, full of expression. Asa former pupil of M. Favre, I can sp?ak
for the accuracy of the physiognomy and wonderful rendering of
moral traits which are so characteristic in this plaquette.

M. Landry is the designer ot the latest Swiss gold coinage, which
forms a new departure in the art of coinage. Helvetia is represented
with the features of a Swiss maiden, portrayed from nature ; in
the freshness and energy of her expression, she symbolises a vigor-
ous, valiant, and industrious nation ; her eyes, full of hope,
contemplate with pride the lofty summits which have witnessed six
centuries of freedom and progress; a true daughter of the Alps,
she wears a necklet of edelweiss, which adds grace and charm to
the picture.



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Another charming plaquetteby Landry " Sic fugitTempus" shows
the good taste of the artist and allows comparison with the best
productions of the French school, without snaring in some of the
defects of Charpentier and his imitators.




Portrait-plaquette of M. Louis Favre.

Beside these, the Neuchatel sculptor has executed many other
medals : Louise Adele, Portrait-plaquette; Alfred Bovet, Portrait-
plaquette; Edouard Desor, 1811-1882; Young Girl nursing




Swiss 20 Franc piece, by Landry.

a doll in her arms; A. M. Piaget ; The Neuchatel Free Church,
1877; Caisse de famille Meuron ; - - Award Medal of the
Republic of Neuchatel ; The Bourbaki Army Corps interned in
Switzerland, 1871 ; Cantonal Rifle Meeting of Zurich at Albisgiitli,



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Zurich ; The Aqueduct of Boudry, 1867 ; Neuchatel Agricul-
tural Prize Medal, 1861; - Choral Festival at Le Lode, 1861 ;

- Federal Rifle Meeting at Chaux-de-Fonds, 5 Franc piece, 1863 ;

Federal Fete of Gymnastics at Neuchatel, 1862 ; Inauguration




Pattern 5 Franc piece (not yet issued), by'Landry.

of the Neuchatel Water-works 1857; Centenary of Montmirail
Pensionnat, 1866; Inauguration of the Municipal College at
Neuchatel, 1868;. Restoration of the Collegiale at Neuchatel,
1869; Federal Choral Festival at Neuchatel, 1870; Federal




Medal " Helvetia ", by F. Landry.



Rifle Meeting at Zurich, 1872, 5 Franc piece; Federal Choral
Festival at Colombier, 1874; - Inauguration of the statue of
William Farel at Neuchatel, 1875 J J- F. Osterwald; David de



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Purry (2 var.) ; F. A. de Chambrier; Daniel Jeanrichard;
A. Desor, &c.

The best shots at Swiss federal or cantonal shooting festivals
always receive, beside the cups of honour and other prizes, official
medals. These had hitherto been, from an artistic point of view,
of very commonplace designs a female holding a carbine, an
old Swiss warrior with his arquebuse, William Tell about to shoot
the apple off the head of his son, &c. In the medal commemorating
the 1898 Federal Tir of Neuchatel, M. Landry has departed
from the old routine, and thus marked a new and thoroughly
modern idea ot commemorating and representing a great national
fete. Not less than the new twenty-franc piece, this work has been
the object of sharp criticism and vigorous attacks, which, however,
have not had the effect of discouraging the artist. His production
is original in its conception and a great achievement as regards the
execution. On the obverse, we find a group of marksmen, civilians,
and soldiers, and a realistic representation of the Swiss shooting
stands of the nineteenth century, with the modern arms, the
different types of riflemen, etc. in a word, a picture of the Swiss
people at its great national festival. This is certainly more worthy
of being preserved as an historic record than the repetition of well-
known emblems and mottoes. The reverse, with the armorial
shield of Neuchatel, heraldic eagle, flags, and in the background a
view of the castle and mountains behind, has a most picturesque
and charming effect.

M. Landry deserves high praise for his untiring efforts to improve
the style of medallicart; surely his best reward for years of patient
and persevering labour must be the honour of having signed the
coinage of his native country, and handed down to future genera-
tions for their contemplation truly Swiss productions of high artistic
merit.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. L. Forrer, A Swiss Medallist : M. F. Landry, Studio, XVII,
p. 87. Bulletin & Revue suisse de tniiiiismatique, 1882-1904. Tobler-Meyer,
op. cit. Catalogue of the Su'iss Coins in the South Kensington Museum. Dr. H.
J. de Dompierre de Chaufepie, Les Me'dailles et Plaquettes itiodernes, 1903.
Information kindly furnished by the artist.

LANDRY, DLYSSE {Swiss). Watch-case Engraver of the second half
of the nineteenth century. Father of the Medallist Fritz Landry of
Neuchatel. His share in medallic work is only indirect, as I do not
know of any medal engraved by him, although I have seen it stated
in Sale Catalogues that the medal commemorating the Internment
of 80,000 French soldiers in Switzerland, 1871, was by him.

LANE, WILLIAM (Brit.'). Gem-engraver of the end of the eigh-
teenth century, by whom are the following gems, usually signed :
W. L. or LANE F. : Head of Medusa, carnelian ; Calliope leaning



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upon a rock, carnelian ; - - Head of Sappho, carnelian ; The
Character of Zingara of the Chevalier Bernini, &c.

LANERY, AUGUSTE (French). Contemporary Sculptor, born at
Lyons; pupil of M. Fabisch. He is the author of numerous Portrait-
medallions.

LANFRANCHI, ANGELO (French). Sculptor of the second half of the
nineteenth century, born at Ajaccio; pupil of Toussaint and Barre.
His signature A. LANFRANCHI F u PARIS 1863 occurs on a large
Portrait-medallion in bronze, cast, of Laffitte(P), which M. Florange,
of Paris, has kindly brought to my notice. In the sixties, Lanfranchi
was a frequent exhibitor at the Salon.

LANFRANCO, PAOLO and LAZZARO (ltd.}. Mint-engravers at Milan,
in the fourteenth century.

LANG (Amer.). A partner in the firm of Knox and Lang, at
Worcester, about the time of the breaking out of the U. S. A. Civil
War. He signed a medal struck in memory of Governor John Davis.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. S. A. Green, A medal in memory of Gov. John Davis, Amer.
Journ. of Num., 1895.

LANG, ARNOLD (Germ.). Nuremberg Seal-engraver, 1555. There
is a Portrait-medal of him, by the artist S. P. (illustrated).




Portrait-medal of Arnold Lang.

LANG, FRANZ XAVER (Austr.). Assistant Mint-engraver at Vienna,
1835-1837. He was probably a relative of J. N. Lang, and perhaps
his son. By him are also several medals : Josef Franz, Baron von
Jacquin, on his death, 1839; - - Medal of Prince August Longin
von Lobkowicz, 1840; - - Alois Joseph Baron von Schrenk und
Notzing, 1838, &c.

LANG, FRIEDRICH (Germ.). Mint-master at Mosbach (Palatinate),
in 1466, and at Tubingen, 1472. He was a native of Nuremberg.
BIBLIOGRAPHY. Kull, op. cit., I (499), 'll (710). Binder, op. cit., 40.



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LANG, HEINRICH GOTTLOB (Germ.). Heraldic, and Seal-engraver

at Augsburg, circ. 1750.

LANG, JOSEPH NIKOLAUS (Austr.). Medallist and Mint-engraver
at Vienna, born at Insbruck in 1776, died at Vienna, 20. May 1835.
He was a son and pupil of Thomas Lang, and was first employed
at the mint of Hall in Tyrol, then as Assistant-engraver at the Vienna
mint, 1815-1827. On January 30, 1828, he was promoted to the
post of Director of the Vienna "Graveuraka-demie", and remained
in office until his death.

Joseph Lang was a very capable Engraver, and among his best
productions I may mention : Prague University ; Battle of Leipzig,
1813 ; Battle of Waterloo, 1815; Marriage of the Archduchess
Leopoldine with Dom Pedro, Emperor of Brazil, ; - - Anton




Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Modena.

Victor, Archduke of Austria, 1833; - Archduke Francis IV. of
Modena, n. d. ; Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Modena, n. d.
(illustrated) ; - - Archduke Karl Ambros, son of Ferdinand of
Modena, 1809 ; Foundation of the Ossolinski Library at Lemberg,
1817; Heinrich Friedrich Fiiger, Viennese painter, 1751-1818;
dated 1819; Prize Medal of the Styrian Agricultural Society;
1829; Inauguration of Presburg Hospital, 1830; School Prize
Medal, with bust of the Emperor Francis I. ; Centenary of the canon-
ization of Johannis von Nepomuk, 1829 ; Alois Joseph Baron
von Schrenk und Notzing, 1838 (given by Fiala to Josef Lang, but
should probably be attributed to Franz Lang); Alexander von
Rudna, Inauguration of a new Church at Gran, 1820; Enthron-



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ization Medal of Aloys Joseph, Count Kolowrat-Krakowsky, as
Prince-Archbishop of Prague, 1831; Enthronization Medal of
Leopold Maximilian, Count Firmian, as Prince-Archbishop of
Vienna, 1832; - - School Prize Medal of Teschen, 1803;
Baron D r A. J. von Stifft, Vienna, 1826; Recovery of the
Emperor Francis II., 1826; - - Third Jubilee of the Reformation
in Austria, 1817; - - The Mineral springs of Baden in Austria,
1820; - Beethoven, 1827; Niccolo Paganini, 1828; -
Rudolph, Count Wrbna, 1823 ; D r Ernst August Kupfer, 1831 ;
- Leopoldina Carolina, Archduchess of Austria, 1817; - Joseph
Max, Count Ossolinski, 1817; Leopoldina Charlotte Josepha,
Archduchess of Austria, 1817, &c.

Between 1815 and 1835, a great many of the dies ot coins struck
at the Vienna Mint were cut by Lang. Matrices and puncheons for
Hungarian Gulden and Twenty Kreutzer pieces, 1830, bearing
Lang's signature are preserved at the Vienna Mint Museum.

On his medals, Lang signed indifferently J. LANG F. ; JOS.
LANG F. ; LANG; J. L. ; JOSEF LANG F.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Bolzenthal, op. cit. Domanig, Portratmedaillen &c. -
Fiala, Bescbreibiing der Sammlung Bofnnischer Mfinqen und Medaillen des Max Done-
baiter. Katalog der Mun^en-tind Medaillen-Stempel-Sammlung des K. K. Haupt-
mftnt^amtes in Wien. Ad. Hess Nachf., Reimmann Catalogue.

LANG, J. W. (Germ.}. A Dundee Penny Token of 1798, executed
by Peter Kempson, and representing Viscount Duncan on obv.,
Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden on ^L. has in exergue of I^L
the signature : J. W. L. DRS (J. W. LANG).

LANG, PAUL (Austr.). Medallist of the third quarter ot the nine-
teenth century, who resided at Vienna. There is a medal by him
of Josef Baron von Hammer-Purgstall, the Orientalist, 1774-1856,
dated 1847 (?).

LANG, THOMAS (Austr.}. Medallist or the second half of the
eighteenth century, Mint-engraver at Hall in Tyrol, before 1800,
and father of Joseph Nikolaus Lang. I have found no record ot any
of his works.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Bolzenthal op. cit.

LANGA, COUNT JOB ANN VON (Dutch.}. Contemporary Sculptor and
Medallist of Hamburg, by whom there are Portrait-medals of Prince
Bismarck (Portugaloser, 1895, ar >d Inauguration of his Monument at
Friedrichsruh, 1903). I suspect him to be the same person who held
the post of Mint-engraver at Calcutta, from 1884 to 1886, and again
from 1887 to 1889.

LANGBEIN, HANS GEORG (Germ.}. Mint-master at Mayence, 1691-
1692. His initials I. G. L. occur on his issues.



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LANGE, F. DE (Dutch}. Contemporary Die-sinker of Alkmaar. In
1872 he engraved a commemorative medal of the third centenary
of Prince William of Orange, 1572-1872.

LANGE, GUGLIELMO (French}. Sculptor of the second half of the
nineteenth century, born at Toulon, 14. August 1839; pupil ot
Jouffroy and Cordouan. Chavignerie et Auvray give the following
Portrait-medallions by this artist : 1864. Portrait of M. C*** ; -
1865. Portrait of M. P. F***; - 1868. Portrait of M. A. G***, &c.

LANGE, J. (Genn.}. Mint-engraver at Moscow, 1718-1719, accord-
ing to Schlickeysen-Pallmann. His productions are said to be
signed I. L. A medal of Beethoven, the celebrated musician, is
signed J. LANGE, and dated 1827.

LANGE, KARL. Fiala erroneously gives to a Medallist of that name
two medals, signed C. LANGE, commemorating the Marriage of the
Emperor Francis Joseph I. and Princess Elizabeth of Bavaria, 1854,
and Birth of the Archduchess Sophia, 1857. Both these medals
are by KONRAD LANGE (q. v.).

LANGE, KONRAD (Anstr.}. Medallist and Mint-engraver at Vienna;
died in 1856. From 1843 until his death he filled the post of Assist-
ant-engraver at the Vienna Mint, and was employed in cutting dies
for the Austrian coinage, under Joh. Bapt. Wurth, and often in
collaboration with Franz Gaul, Franz Zeichner, and other artists.

As a Medallist, his work deserves praise for the careful modelling
of portraits and the great assurance with which he treated his subjects.

Among Lange's productions are : Inauguration of a Monument
to Emperor Francis I. on the Burgplatz, 1846 (signed:
K. LANGE) ; - Jubilee of Archduke Joseph, Palatine of Hungary,
1846; Medals for Valour in the field, 1848-1849; Baron Franz
von Jacquin, naturalist, 1839 (signed : KONR. LANGE) ; - - Medal
for Civil Merit, 1849; Maximilian, Baron von Lerchenfeld; -
Franz Anton Count von Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky, 1842; - Moritz
Count von Dietrichstein-Proskau-Lesbic, 1846; - - Franz Liszt,
composer, 1846; Anton Baron von Prokesch-Osten, 1846; -
Jubilee of Patriarch Johann Ladislaw Pyrker, 1847; Rudolf,
Count Czernin von Chudenitz, 1847; Archduke Stephen,
Palatine of Hungary, 1847; - Archduke John, Administrator of
the Empire, at the Frankfort Diet, 1848; Abdication of Empe-
ror Ferdinand I., 1848 ; - Josef Baron von Jellachich, 1848 ;
Ferdinand I., 1848; - - J. Wiirth, Chief-engraver at the Vienna
Mint; D r Franz Wirer von Rettenbach, 1771-1844, dated 1843 ;
- Count Vincent Piccolomini of Aragon, 1853 ; - Anniversary
medal of Salomon Meier, Baron Rothschild, 1844 ; Franz V., Duke



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of Modena, 1819-1875 ; - Fidelity of the Army to the Emperor
Francis Joseph I., 1859 ; Marriage of the Emperor with Princess
Elizabeth of Bavaria, 1854; - ' Birtn f t ^ ie Archduchess Sophie,
1857 (signed : C. LANGE) ; - Obv. of Four Ducat pieces, 1857,
1858 and 1859 (I^by F. Gaul); Viennese " Raths-and Salvator-
Pfennige " ; Medal for valour in the field, executed at Olmiitz,
1849; io th Meeting of the German Society of Agriculture and
Sylviculture, at Gratz, 1846; Accession of Francis Joseph L,
1848 ; - - The so-called " Fahnen-Medaille", i8 4 8(E by F. Zeich-
ner); - Victory of Novara, 23. March 1849 ; Clemens Wenzel
Lothar, Prince Metternich, 1841 (signed : CONR. LANGE) ; Arch-
duke Joseph, son of the Emperor Leopold II., 1776-1847 (illustrated);
- Wilhelm Haidinger, 1856; - - 7O th Anniversary of Salomon




Archduke Joseph of Austria, by K. Lange.

Mayer von Rothschild, 1844; Foundation of the German Fleet,
1848 ; Prince Aug. Long, de Lobkowitz (1840); Joseph Frei-
herr Jellacic von Buzim; - Victory of Novara, 1854; Building
of the Arsenal at Vienna, 1855, etc.

In 1845, Lange was entrusted with the cutting of dies for a new
Greek coinage of King Otho. Pattern 5 Drachma pieces of that date
exist (signed K. A.) but were not approved of by the Government,
and the old dies engraved by Voigt were still used until 1847. In
a later attempt, Lange was more successful. The artist's contribution
to this series consists of : N. 40 Drachmai, 1852 (8 specimens
known); 20 Drachmai, 1852 (unique); ^R. 5 Drachmai, 1851 ;
- i Drachme, 1851; f Drachme, 1851, 1855 ; - - f Drachme,
1851, 1855 ; ;E. 10, 5, 2 and i Lepta, 1851, 1857.



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Among his dies for the Austrian Coinage are : 4 Ducats, AT 1852
(obv.) ; 2 Ducats, 1852; Ducats, 1852; Double Gulden,
1852 ; Gulden, 1852 ; Sovrani for Lombardy-Venetia, 1853 ;
- Mezzi Sovrani, 1853 ; - Double Gulden, 1855; "" Twenty-
Gulden, AT, 1855; - Ten Gulden, AT, 1855 ; Five Gulden, A T ,
1855 ; 4 Ducats, A/", 1858.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Wur/.bach, Biog. Lexicon. Domanig, Portralmedaillen des
Er^batises Oesterreich, 1896. Fiala, Besdrreibung , &c. Mittbeilungen des Klubs
tier Miiti^-iitid Medaillenfreiinde in Wien, 1892-1904. Katalog der Mun^en-iind
Medaillen-Ste-iiipel-Saiinnhing des K. K. Hatipttnftn^aintes, Wien, 1901. Informa-
tion kimlly supplied by M. Jean P. Lambros. Joseph & Fellner, Die Munyen von
FrankJurt-am-Miiin, 1896.

LANGE (Germ.'). Contemporary Die-sinker, whose signature occurs
in conjunction with that of Diiyffcke on a commemorative medal
of Hamburg, with view of Ritzebiittel castle on ty., 1894.

LANGEBEIN, JOHANN JAKOB (Germ.'}. Medallist at Munich, circa
1690.

LANGEHAC, JEHAN (French). Mint-engraver'atRiomand Clermont,
1569-1587. The Mint of St. Pourc,ain was transferred to Moulinsin
1549, from Moulins to Riom in 1552, and from Riom to Clermont
in 1592.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. A. Barre, Gravenrs ge'neraux et particuliers des monnaies de
France, 1868.

LANGEMAN, HEINRICH Vide HENDRIK LAGEMAN. Nagler calls this
artist Langeman, but evidently in error.

LANGER, GUSTAV (Ausir.'). Medallist at Vienna, third quarter of
the nineteenth century. His productions appear to be very few in
number. Among these I have only seen a commemorative medal ot
the Emperor Francis Joseph I.'s on the Inauguration of a Monument
to Archduke Karl, 22. May 1860 (signed G. LANGER FECIT).

LANGHELHAYE (Belg.). Die-sinker of the third quarter ot the



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