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Milton, John (1759–1805), seal engraver and medallist, was born on 19 July 1759. In 1785 he married Sarah (d. 1796), the daughter of Henry Gretton, a seal engraver of Fenchurch Street, London; they had a son, Henry, and two daughters, Emma and ...

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Moore, Joseph (1817–1892), medallist and die-sinker, was born at Eastbourne, Sussex, on 17 February 1817, the son of Edwin Moore, a builder of hothouses, who temporarily left his business during the Peninsular War (1807–14) and in a fit of enthusiasm joined the 10th hussars...

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Pingo family (per. c. 1690–1815), clockmakers, engravers, and medallists, was established in London in the 1670s. It is believed that the name Pingo or Pingoe—as it was formerly, and occasionally, styled—comes from Devon, where members of the Pyncowe, Pinchoe, and Pinkoe families were living between the 1480s and 1640s....

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Rawlins, Thomas (c. 1620–1670), engraver, medallist, and playwright, is of unknown origin. Best known for his skills and services as an engraver, he initially made his name as a playwright in 1640 when he published The Rebellion, a tragedy set in Seville, which he dedicated to ...

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Roettier [Roettiers] family (per. c. 1620–1784), die-engravers and medallists, came to prominence with Philip Roettiers (1596–1669). He was born in Antwerp on 20 December 1596, was a goldsmith by training and a medallist by speciality; indeed, he was the founder of a dynasty of engravers and medallists who for two centuries graced their art and were of service in various capacities to the kings of ...

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Sievier, Robert William (1794–1865), engraver, sculptor, and scientist, was born in London on 24 July 1794. He decided to become an engraver after gaining a silver medal from the Society of Arts in 1812 for a pen-and-ink drawing. He trained under John Young...

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Simon, Thomas (bap. 1618, d. 1665), medallist and seal-engraver, was baptized on 26 April 1618 at the French protestant church in Threadneedle Street, London. He was the fourth son of Peter (or Pierre) Simon, a merchant, a native of London but of French descent, and his wife, ...

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Tanner, John Sigismund (c. 1704–1775), engraver and medallist, was born in Saxe-Gotha. Early in his life he was an engraver of snuff-boxes and gun locks. He moved to England in 1728 and in January 1729 was appointed probationer engraver by John Conduitt, master of the ...

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Wyon family (per. c. 1760–1962), die-engravers and medallists, came to Britain from Germany about the middle of the eighteenth century. By 1705 the family had been established in Cologne, where in the 1730s and 1740s Peter Wyon supplied coin and medal dies to the city's ecclesiastical and civic ...

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Leonard Charles Wyon (1826–1891) by Wilhelm Kullrich, 1851 © Copyright The British Museum

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Wyon, Leonard Charles (1826–1891), die-engraver and medallist, was born on 23 November 1826 at the Royal Mint, London, the second of the five children of William Wyon (1795–1851), a member of the famous Wyon family of die engravers and medallists, and his wife, ...

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William Wyon (1795–1851) by Leonard Charles Wyon, 1854 © National Portrait Gallery, London