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The earliest medals issued by Messrs Spink include : Pattern
coins of Queen Victoria 1887, consisting of Crown and Sixpence,
in various metals; Postal Jubilee Medal, 1890; Marriage of
the Duke of York and the Princess Victoria Mary (May) of Teck,
1893 ; Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Medals, 1897 (varied
types), etc.

The firm, anxious to produce only what should be truly artistic,
employed talented artists and designers (in particular, Mr. Frank
Bowcher, q.v.), with the result that their Diamond Jubilee Medals
held the field for artistic worth and true portraiture against
all comers. Continuing in this line, they have issued since
1897 a great many medals, the portraits including those of King
Edward and Queen Alexandra (the former from a special sitting
granted to Mr. Bowcher) ; - - Queen Victoria ; - - the Prince of
Wales ; the Queen of Holland ; King Carlos and the Queen
of Portugal; the Earl and Countess of Derby; Lady Mackenzie;


Cecil Rhodes.

King Carlos and Queen Amelia of Portugal.

Lord Roberts.


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Lord Roberts ; Nelson ; General Baden-Powell ; Cecil
Rhodes (for the Chartered Company of South Africa) ; Sir Henry
Irving; Sir George Williams, &c., &c. The subjects included:
Accession of the King (the great " British Empire " medal, 5 in.
in diameter) ; " Punctual Attendance" for the late School Board
for London, and for the London County Council ; Boards of
Education ; " Diamond " Jubilee, in many designs, including
that issued by the Corporation of the City of London, 1907 ; -
" Absent-minded Beggar" ; " The Boer War"; " Death of
Cecil Rhodes"; " Opening of Sheffield University";
" L'entente cordiale"; - - "Centenary of the Battle of Trafal-
gar"; Opening ot the Blackwall Tunnel; - - the Tulloch
medal for services in connection with the cure of sleeping
sickness, etc. and many other Prize, Commemorative, and Personal

The Tulloch Medal.

One of their best productions is the British Empire Medal, 1901,

Obv. Bust of King Edward VII., supported on either side
by emblematical figures of Justice and Industry. Above the
King is the figure of Peace, expressive of His Majesty's desires.
The field is enriched with views of Bloemtontein and Pretoria, and
also of the Houses of the Imperial Parliament. Above all is the
motto, "OPPRESSORVM CONSERVATOR", and in the foreground
below is the Union Shield.

Rev. The Commander-in-Chief, Earl Roberts, holding his baton
and facing the spectator. Above him are figures of Fame and
Victory: the latter in the act of placing a wreath upon his head. In
the background is seen a column composed of Regulars and Colonial
Troops, Volunteers etc., defiling past a mountainous range. The
mottoes " VIRTVTE et DVCTV" behind the equestrian figure, and
"PAX QVjtRiTVR BELLO" in the exergue are expressive the former

of the valour of the troops under the skilful generalship of Lord
Roberts, and the latter of the Nation's object for the War.

Only 2 examples of this Medal were struck in Gold ; 50 in
Silver; and 150 in Bronze.

'Entente cordiale' Medal.

Among the latest productions of Messrs. Spink & Son L d are :
Medals commemorating the Visit to London of King Manuel of

L. FORRER. Biographical Notices of Medallists. V.

The British Empire Medal,
(modelled by F. Bowcher)".

Coronation Medal 1911.

The 1911 Shakspere Medal.

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Sir Henry Irving, Memorial Medal.

Edward VII., Memorial Medal.

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Portugal, November 1909 ; the Sandford Saltus Prize Medal of the
British Numismatic Society, 1910, both of which were modelled

Prize Medals of the Earl's Court Exhibition.

War Medals.

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by Mr. Bowcher (the first specimen of the latter medal was
awarded to M r P.W.P. Carlyon-Britton, President of the British
Numismatic Society, 1910) ; King Edward VII. Memorial medal,
1910; Commemorative medal of the Union of South Africa,
1910; Shakespeare Portrait-medal (in commission for Mr.Ogden),
from a contemporary portrait and death mask; Coronation medal
of George V. and Queen Mary, 22. June 1911; - - The Delhi
Durbar, December 1911, etc.

The efforts of Messrs Spink have been constantly directed towards
the improvement of medallic art in this country, and they have
been singularly successful.

SPIRITU, k.(Amer.}. Medallist of the second half of the nineteenth
century, and Mint-engraver at Mexico, by whom is the tyL. of a
medal on the Accession of Maximilian and his consort Carlotta to the
throne of Mexico, 1866 (obv. designed by Navalon, and engraved
by Ocampo). He was also the Joint-engraver of a 20 Peso piece of
Maximilian, 1866.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Benjamin Betts, Mexican Imperial Coinage, 1899.

SPITS (Swiss)! This Engraver's name occurs on a Portrait-

SPORRER, M me MARIE NOELIE (French}. Contemporary Sculptor,
born at Blain, near Toul ; pupil of Theodose Sporrer. At the Salon
1888 she exhibited a Portrait-medallion in terra cotta of M lle Berthe

SPORRER, THEOBALD JOSEPH (French}. Contemporary Sculptor,
born at Bordeaux; pupil of the sculptor M. Charles; resided at
Limoges, and later at Boulogne-sur-Seine.

At the Salon 1885 he exhibited a Portrait-medallion of M. Hersac;

- 1886. M me B***; - 1888. M me Sporrer; - 1890. D r Lanne-
longue; - - 1891. M lle C*** ; 1892. Mon beb<, J^. medal ;
1895. M me Didelot, etc.

SPRINGER, JOSEPH (Austr.*). Contemporary Sculptor and
Medallist, residing at Vienna. At the Brussels Salon de la Medaille
1910 he showed a bronze Plaque representing Poultry.

SPRINGER, MARTIN (Austr.*). Assistant-engraver at the Vienna
Mint, 1829-1837.

S.Q. Vide SAMUEL QUERFURT. Mint-master at Weissenfels, 1686.

S.R. Vide STEPHAN REINHARD. Mint-engraver at Brunswick,

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S. R. Vide SCHOLZ and RIEDNER. Mint-master and Warden at
Nuremberg, 1764-1770.

ST. Vide STOCKMAR. Mint-master at Diisseldorf, 1805-1818. See
also T. S.

SRBEC, MARTIN (Bohem.^). Mint-master at Prague, 1421-1422, in
conjunction with Jakob Wserub.

S. S. Vide SIMON SCHNELL. Mint-master at Arolsen, 1735, and
Stuttgart, 1744-1752.

S. S. Vide SIEGMUND SCHOLZ. Mint-warden at Nuremberg, 1760-

S. S. Vide SCHRODER (Mint-Director) and SCHILLING (Mint-
administrator) at Bayreuth, 1764.

S. S. Vide SCHWINGERSCHUH (Mint-master) and STOHR (Mint-
warden) at Prague, 1766-1780 ; see also E.V.S. and A. S.

S. S. Vide SIEGMUND STRASSER. Mint- warden at Neisse, 1701-
BIBLIOGRAPHY. Schlickeysen-Pallmann, op. cit.

SSATNY VON OLIWET, GEORG (Rohem.}. Mint-official at Kutten-
berg, 1566-69; another, 1669-1692. Privy-mark, a wing in circle.

SSIBILNIKOFF, IWAN(fej.). Mint-master at S 1 Petersburg, 1796.
His initials HC occur on the currency.

SSULTYS VON FELSDORF, JOHANN (Bohem.). Mint-master at
Kuttenberg, 1612-1613. Privy-mark, three acorns in circle.

S. T. Vide THOMAS STOCKMAR. Mint-master at Diisseldorf, 1805-

ST. or H.ST. Vide HEINRICH STRAUB. Medallist at Munich, circ.

S.T. Vide STRICKLING. Mint-master at Blomberg for the copper
currency of Lippe, 1827-1840.

S.T. Vide SEBASTIAN (?) THAM. A Swedish Mint-master.

S. T. Vide SPYTECK TARNOWSKI. Polish Treasurer of the Crown,
1546-1548, whose initials occur on currency.

S. T. Vide SIMON T1MPFE Jun r . Son of Simon Timpfe Sen r , Mint-
master to the Abbess of Thoren, 1627; then Mint-master to the
rulers of Julich-Berg, 1628; Mint-master at Gliickstadt, 1640-43,
Ratzeburg, 1645-1646; and Wismar, 1647-1650.

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S. T. Vide SAMUEL TIMPFE. Son of Simon Timpfe Sen r , Mint-
master at Burg, 1617, Steinbach, 1620 ; resigned in 1628, and was
succeeded by Peter Timpfe, his brother, who was already in office
at Gottorp in 1622, and acted later as Mint-master at Rostock from
1635 until his death in 1656.

S.T. Vide SAMUEL TIMPKE. Mint-master at Rostock, 1636-1656.
S. T. Vide SALVATOR TISEO. Mint-master at Parma, 1673-1679.

S.T. Vide SAMUEL TOMSCHUTZ. Mint-master at Frankfort-on-M.,

ST orSTA. Vide STADELMANN. Medallist at Dresden, circ. 1810.

ST. Vide STETTNER, JOHANN THOMAS. Die-sinker at Nuremberg,
1806-1824; born in 1786.


ST.F. Vide STIGLMAYER. Medallist at Munich, 1813-1829.

ST. Vide STIERLE, JOHANN JACOB. Medallist at Berlin, 1784-
f 1806.

STR. Vide STR0MER. Mint-master at Stockholm, 1684-1699.
BIBLIOGRAPHY. Schlickeysen-Pallmann, op. cit.

ST. J. Signature on the obv. of a medal of the Pharmaceutical and
Technical Society of Kaiserslautern.

ST. DBS (or R.A. ST. DES) Vide STOKES. This signature occurs on
Prize medals of the Jubbulpore, and Nagpore Exhibitions, 1866.
The tyL. is signed J. L. SC.

S & T. Issuers of Counters, of the early part of the nineteenth
century. These initials occur on counters in imitation of Spade
Guineas, dated 1 800, etc.

STABIUS, MEISTER DES (Germ.}. Under this designation, Prof.
Domanig describes two Portrait-medals of the early part of the
sixteenth century: Johannes Stabius, poet and historiographer, f at
Gratz, 1522 ; lead, 73 mill. ; Charles V., uniface, cast ,, 53 mill.
(Domanig, Die Deutsche Medaille, p. 12, n os 54, 56).

STABLER (Amer.}. This Engraver's name occurs on a medal ot
the Maryland Institute for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts,
Baltimore (Snowden, Washington Medals, p. in, n 23).

STACH, GEORG (Germ.}. Die-sinker at Hildesheim, 1812. His
initials G. S. occur on medals; amongst them: Medal of the Lodge

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* Frederick of the Temple ' on the semi-centennial of the Lodge
' Gate of Eternity ', Hildesheim, 1812.

STACK, M lle A. BLANCHE (Brit.}, Contemporary Sculptor, born in
Ireland; pupil of M lle Genevieve Granger, and J. Hughes.

At the Salon 1904 she exhibited a frame containing a JR medal
and several plaquettes, and at the Royal Academy 1905 a Portrait-
plaquette of M lle Genevieve Granger, and another of Rev. Charles
J. Stack D. D. Again at the Paris Salon 1907 she had three Portrait-
plaquettes of fine execution.

STADELMANN, JOHANN VEIT (Germ.}. Medallist, born in 1792,
was working at Dresden, from about 1810. He is the author of a
medal on the Jubilee of King Frederick Augustus of Saxony, and
of another, commemorating the same event, engraved in conjunct-
ion with Karl R. Kriiger (Bolzenthal, p. 317).

STADELMANN, RUDOLPH (Germ.}. Medallist and Mint-engraver at
Darmstadt, circ. 1817-1843. His signature ST occurs on a Double
Thaler of Lewis II. of Hesse 1841 and other Hessian currency, as
on a Gulden of Philipp of Hesse-Homburg, 1841.

STADLER, ANTON (Germ.). Medallist at Augsburg, circ. 1620-
1630. His initials AS occur on an oval medal of Augsburg, 1627,
reproduced by Domanig, PI. 58, 318. It has on obv. the portraits
and arms of the Augsburg Septemviri Hieronymus Imhof, Bernhard
Rechlinger, H. Walter, C. Peutinger, D. Welser, J. Fugger and
Ch. Ilsung. Gold and silver specimens are known.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. Bolzenthal, op. cit. Nagler, op. cit.

STADLER, HANS (Germ.}. Medallist at Augsburg, circ. 1620-1630.
He signed with H S a medal on the completion of the Augsburg
Town-hall, by the building of the two side towers, 1620
(Domanig, n 577).

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The Augsburg Town Hall.

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STABLER, DAVID (Germ.'). Medallist at Augsburg, circ. 1621-

STABLER, EMANUEL (Germ.). Line-engraver at Munich, circ. 1594,
mentioned in a MS. of Beierlein, now in the possession of Emil
Bahrfeldt. He has not worked as a Die-sinker. Vide. J . V . Kull, Ricbtig-
stellung, Monatsblatt der numismatischen Gesellschatt in Wien, 1902,
p. 320.

STADLER, HANS JACOB (Auslr.}. Mint-master at Vienna, 1637-
1639, and again 1644-1648. By him are the following coins in the
city collection at Vienna : Double Ducat 1645 ; Ducat 1639;
Thalers 1637, 1638, 1644, 1647; Half Thalers 1641, 1648;-
Quarter Thalers 1648, and Groschen of 1637.

STAEDELI, DAVID. Vide STAEDELIN infra. (F. Haas, Beitrage ^u
einer Lu^ernerischen Miin^gescbicbte, Rev. suisse de num., 1899,
p. 104).

Medallist, Goldworker, Mint-master, etc., born on 22. April 1737
at Steinen in Canton Schwytz, studied first at Lucerne, and went in
1750 to Sion, where he resided until 1755. He learned the art of die-
engraving under Hedlinger. We fird him working in 1755 at Zoug
at a goldsmith's, in which branch of art he perfected himself by a
prolonged stay with the Goldsmith of the Court of Sardinia at
Turin. In 1760 he returned to his native country. Joint Mint-master
from 1791 to the Bishop of Sion, and also at Schwytz and Aarau.
He cut dies for currency for Lucerne 1803-1812, Uri and Nidwald

~-k '. ^P

Gulden of Schwytz, 1785.

1 8 12, and remained in office until 1819. After that date he settled
permanently at Schwytz, and died there in 1830, at the advanced
age of 94. He had also officiated as Mint-master in Canton Schwytz.
He engraved many dies for the current coins, some of which are
signed: SCHWYTZ. AT. Ducat, undated (1779; signed S), 1781,

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1788, 1790 (S); vR. Gulden 1785 (STEDELIN), 1797 (S) ; Half
Gulden 1785 CSV.) and 1797 (S on both sides); 5 Schilling pieces
1785, 1787 (S). - BISHOPRIC OF SITTEX. Franz II. Friedrich am
Buel: 20 Kreutzer piece 1777 (D. S.); 12 Kreutzers, 6 Kreutzers
1777 (D. S.) ; Batzen 1776 (sev. var., signed : D.S. or D. ST.), 1777,
(D. S.); Half Batzen 1777 (D. S.); Kreutzer 1776 (S.). - UNTER-
WALDEN. AT. Ducat 1787, with St. Nicholas von der Flue (S).

By him are also a Medal on the Renewal of the League between
the seven catholic cantons and Wallis, 1780 (signed : STEDELIN F.).
Scholastic Prize Medal of Schwytz (S), three varieties ; Scho-
lastic Prize medal of the Abbey of Einsiedeln for the Bellinzona
Gymnasium, etc.

Many of his productions are described in the Stroehlin Sale Cata-
logue, III, 1911.

Staedelin was still active in 1803 as Rathsherr and Mint-master at
Schwytz .

BIBLIOGRAPHY. ScbweKpriscbei Kiinstler-Le-tikon.

STAEDTER. Vide Ammon, n 414, p. 148.

STAEHLI, SAMUEL (Swiss). Die-sinker at Berne, XVH. century.

STAHL, JOHANN KASPAR (Genii.). Modeller of Nuremberg, died
circ. 1815.

STALIN, GABRIEL LOUIS (French). Contemporary Sculptor and
Medallist, born in Paris; pupil of Trupheme, and Berteaux. At the
Paris Salon. 1903, he exhibited a Portrait-medallion in bronze, of
M. Auguste Trupheme.

STAMPFER, HANS (Johann) ULRICH, the Elder (Swiss). Goldsmith
of the early sixteenth century, a native of Constance, settled at
Zurich before 1502, and died there in 1544 (according to Fiissli
in 1540). The father of Zurich's celebrated Medallist, Jakob Stampfer.
From contemporaneous records we learn that H. U. Stampfer was
appointed to assay the newly coined silver in 1526, probably in the
quality of Warden of the Mint. From early times goldsmiths were
entrusted at Zurich with the cutting of the dies for the currency,
medals, seals, etc. and it is almost certain that H. U. Stampfer is
responsible for some at least of the coin-dies of the Zurich Mint
between 1502 and 1540. In 1514 he was elected to the "Gross
Rath", and became 'Zugmeister' in 1526. He was one of the
champions of the Reformation at Zurich.

There is a Portrait-medal of him, which is one of the earlier works
of his son.

BIBLIOGRAPHY. D r Carl Brun, Sclnveiieriscbes Kuntslerlexikon.

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STAMPFER, HANS JAKOB (Swiss). Goldsmith, Medallist and Coin-
engraver, and one of the foremost artists ot Switzerland in the
sixteenth century. A son of H. U. Stampfer, he was born at Zurich
circ. 1505, and died there in 1579 (according to some authorities
on the 2 nd July).

Self-portrait ot Jakob Stampfer.

Jakob Stampfer was initiated at an early age by his father in the
art of die-sinking and goldsmith's work. In conformity with the
custom of the time, he travelled abroad and visited various towns
in the South of Germany. Meier suggests that he may have made
a stay at Augsburg and worked under the famous medallist,
Friedrich Hagenauer, with whose style and method of treatment,
especially in portraiture, his own bears strong similarity. In 1530
the artist returned to his native town, and was received a "Meister"
in his profession. It is probable that between 1530 and 1540 he
worked in conjunction with his father. In 1535 he married Anna
von Schonau; in 1544 he was appointed " Zwolfer zum Kambel ",
1555 Master of the guild of goldsmiths, i)6oStatthalter and Chief
of the Corporations. From 1570 he filled the office of a bailiff at
Wadenswil. He left three sons : Hans, Jakob, and Hans Ulrich, the
latter of \vhom also held important civic appointments.

One of the earliest medallic works of the artist is the Portrait-
medal of his father Ulrich Stampfer, dated 1531. Then followed
other medallic portraits of his famous compatriots, and foremost
amongst these, the Reformers Ulrich Zwingli of Zurich, and Joh.
Oecolampadius of Basle, which were issued as presentation pieces
to their friends and admirers. The two portraits occur on some
specimens as obv. and tyL of the same medal. They date from the
period between 1531 and 1540. Two other varieties of Zwingli
medals are known. In 1537 he cut the medal of the 60 year old
historian Hans Fiissli, author of the "Eidgenossische Cronik".

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Some specimens occur with Fiissli's father's portrait on the fyi, which
D r Lehmann considers as a proof that the Fiissli medal was executed
by the father's wish. The two Portrait-medals of Simon Grynaeus,
rector of the University of Basle, 1541, and Magister Johannes
Fries of Greifensee, professor of classical languages, first at Basle
and later at Zurich, are both dated 1540. Of Heinrich Bullinger,
Stampfer engraved two medals, the one dated 1542, which depicts
the Zurich Antistes in full vigour, and the other 1566, which shows
him as a 62 year old man. To this gallery of scholars' medals belong
also those of Peter Martyr Vermilius, theologian of Zurich, executed
in the year of his death 1562, Ambrosius Blarer, the Constance
reformer, which bears on the 1$L an epigram by Rudolf Gwalther,
Hans Asper, the Zurich painter. The medal of Colonel Wilhelm
Froehlich of Riesbach, near Zurich, who commanded the Swiss in
the service of the French King (L. F., Une tntdaille suisse rare,
Geneva, 1904) is given by Erman to Stampfer, from its treatment
and style; but this attribution is not absolutely certain. Well-known
,are Stampfer's medals of Bruder Klaus (Nicholas von der Flue),
which exist in two sizes, and have been duplicated in large numbers,
in cast and struck specimens, but the work of which is not equal to
some of the artist's best productions. His most famous medallic
achievement is the medal commissioned by the Diet of the 1 3 cantons
and allied states as a Presentation piece (Pathenpfennig) to the
French King Henry II. on the christening of his daughter, the Princess
Claudia, 1 5 47. It was presented in 1 5 48. Duplicates in silver were issued
later as presents to statesmen and foreign ambassadors. Of very
common occurrence are Stampfer's 'Bundesthalers', showing on
one side the Oath of theGrutli. This medal, no doubt on account
of its subject, became so popular that even to this day imitations
are made. Beside these, Stampfer cut dies for a number of religious
and allegorical medals (so-called " Pathenpfennige"), which medals
it was customary to give as Presentation-medals on certain occasions
and events in life, such as on a Birth, Christening, Confirmation,
Marriage, Birthday anniversary, or at certain times of the year,
New Year's day, Easter, Christmas, etc. Such medals were issued in
large quantities in South Germany, especiallv at Augsburg, Nurem-
berg, also at Joachimsthal, etc., and not Seing signed, except in
very few instances, it is difficult to determine the work of any par-
ticular artist.

Stampfer's reputation as an Engraver of coin-dies is well deserved.
His * Wappenthalers' of 1558 and 1559, Gold Crowns of 1561, dated
and undated Thalers, struck between 1550 and 1570, exhibit the
skill of an artist. There is no record of the date when Stampfer came
into connection with the Zurich mint, which \\as owned by Guten-
son, the engraver of many types of the currency of this period.

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But we learn that on Gutenson being appointed by Duke Wolfgang
of the Palatinate to reopen in 1565 the old mint of Meisenheim,
he entrusted Stampfer with the entire charge of the Zurich mint.
It is quite clear, however, that Stampfer worked for neighbouring
mints as well, as for instance, Zoug, St. Gall, Chur, etc., and we
find him in 1563 applying to the Zurich Council for a recommenda-

Portrait of Jakob Stampfer.
(Jeton of the Swiss Numismatic Society).

tion as Die-cutter to the Archbishop of Salzburg. Bullinger, in a
letter to the jurist Wolfgang Weidner in Worms calls him "omnium
per Germaniam nobilissimo", an eulogium which is perhaps exces-
sive, although the artist Mas undoubtedly the first of his time in his
own country.

Only two pieces of plate are known so far, which undoubtedly
belong to Stampfer : a Goblet, cast in silver, presented by the Canons
of Constance Cathedral to Strassburg in 1545 (now preserved in the
Hohenlohe Museum), and a double Goblet, in repousse silver, which
is the property of Basle University (on exhibition at the Basle Histo-
rical Museum).

Stampfer cut many seals, armorial stamps, etc. On his activity as
a seal-engraver cf. Neujahrsbl. %iim Besten des Waisenhauses in Zurich,
1896, p. 12.

Stampfer's technique is that of the Augsburg and Nuremberg
masters. He worked by the same processes, first preparing his
models in honestone or wood, making from these moulds in which
the medals were cast.


Johann Huldreich Stampfer, the artist's father, 1531 (Haller I,
122); - Ulrich Zwingli, undated (1531 ; 3 varieties; H. I, 306,
307 ; Trisor 8, 5 ; one. illustrated) ; Ulrich Zwingli and Johannes
Oecolampadius (obv. and fyL); - - Hans Fussli, at the age of 60,
1537 (H. I, 121); Hans Fussli and his father; Simon Gry-
naeus, 1540 (Trlsor 15,5); - Two Plaquettes with the portraits
of Grynaeus and Fries are reproduced \nZwingliana 1908, PI. I.
n os 4-5. Magister Johannes Fries of Greifensee, philologist, 1540

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(a specimen in the Lanna sale brought noo Marks);
Heinrich Bullinger, 1542; - The same, at the age of 62, 1566
(illustrated); - Rudolf G\valther, pastor at the " Grossmiinster"

Ulrich Zwingli.


Heinrich Bullinger.

Wilhelm Froehlich.


(1566) (H. I, 215); - - Heinrich Bullinger and Rudolf Gwalther
(obv. and ^6) ; Peter Martyr Vermilius, professor of theology
at Zurich, 1562; - Ambrosius Blarer, the reformer of Constance
(the epigram of the T$L is ascribed to Rud. Gwalther) ; - - Hans
Asper, painter of Zurich (H. I. 87). This medal has also been given
to Lorenz Rosenbaum (p. 214 supra)', Johannes Oecolampadius
(Hausschein or Heussegen), the Basle reformer, 1541 (Hall. I,
251); Wilhelm Froehlich, colonel of the Swiss in the service
of the French King (the attribution to J. Stampfer is not absolutely
certain; H. I, p. 120, n 201; illustrated}; - -The artist's self-
portrait, at the age of 35 (illustrated}. The Lobbecke specimen of
this medal was purchased by the Swiss National Museum, 1908, for
2700 Marks; Nicholas von der Flue (Bruder Klaus), in two
sizes ; the large medal was probably engraved in commission for
the Unterwald government, whereas the smaller one was probably
meant for general distribution. Cast specimens are not of uncom-
mon occurrence. Several varieties are known (one illustrated} ; etc.

Nicholas von der Flue.

Other Portrait-medals are given to Jakob Stampfer with more
or less certainty. D r Lehmann however does not mention them :
Josias Simler, 1567 (1576 ?); Berthold Haller, the reformer of
Berne, 1535 (Sattler I, i); Hans Offenpech, ofRatisbon, 1540,
etc. These medals are all said to bear Stampfer's monogram hS.

The most famous medallic work by the Zurich artist is the large
Medallion issued by the Confederate States and Allies for presenta-
tion to King Henry II. of France on the occasion of the Christening
of his daughter, Princess Claudia, 1547 (several varieties exist;
Haller I, 30; Wund. Cat. 3501-2; Stroehlin Cat. Ill, n 5589-92;
one illustrated). These medals are cast and chased ; some specimens

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Presentation medal of the Swiss States
to Henry II. on the Christening of Princess Claudia, 1 547.

L. FORHER. Biographical Notices of Medallists . V.



are enamelled. The best example in the Stroehlin Catalogue realized
the sum ot 5 10 francs.

Online LibraryL. (Leonard) ForrerBiographical dictionary of medallists : coin, gem, and sealengravers, mint-masters, &c., ancient and modern, with references to their works B.C. 500-A.D. 1900 (Volume 5) → online text (page 47 of 53)