Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint

Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint is a senior position at the British Royal Mint who is responsible for overseeing the preparation of coin dies.[1]

List of chief engravers

Period Chief Engraver Notes Ref.
1060s? Theobald of Lisson Green Cutter of the Dies of All England [2]
1090s-1100s Otto the Goldsmith Officer of the Dies [2]
1100s-? Otto FitzOtto [2]
?-1160s William FitzOtto [2]
1160s-1194 Otto FitzWilliam [2]
1194-1214 William FitzOtto [2]
1214-1257 Otto FitzWilliam [2]
1257-1265 William FitzOtto [2]
1265-1274 Thomas FitzOtto Serjeant of the Dies [2]
1274-1282 Otto FitzOtto Serjeant of the Dies [2]
1282-1283 Guy Ferre Serjeant of the Dies [2]
1285-1324 John de Botetourt, 1st Baron Botetourt Serjeant of the Dies [2]
1324-1335 William Latimer, 3rd Baron Latimer Serjeant of the Dies [2]
1335-1379 William Latimer, 4th Baron Latimer Serjeant of the Dies [2]
1379-1386 William Geyton Engraver of the Tower Mint [2]
1386-1388 William Pevere Engraver of the Tower Mint [2]
1388-? John Edmund Engraver of the Tower Mint [2]
1421-1431 Gilbert of Brandenburg Engraver of the Tower Mint [2]
1431-1445 John Orwell Engraver of the Tower Mint [2]
1445-1452 Thomas Wythiale Engraver of the Tower Mint [2]
1452-1462 William Wodewarde Engraver of the Tower Mint [2]
1462-1483 Edmund Shaa Engraver of the Tower Mint [3]
1483-1485 John Shaa Engraver of the Tower Mint [3]
1485-1492 Nicholas Flynt Engraver of the Tower Mint [3]
1494-1509 Alexander Bruchsal Engraver of the Tower Mint [3]
1510-1519 John Sharp Engraver of the Tower Mint [3]
1519-1536 Henry Norris Engraver of the Tower Mint [3]
1536-1544 Thomas Wriothesely Engraver of the Tower Mint [3]
1544-1550 Henry Bayse [4]
1550-1551 Robert Pitt [4]
1552-1596 Derek Anthony [4][5]
1596-1615 Charles Anthony [5][6]
1615-1618 Thomas Anthony [4]
1618-1624 William Holle [7]
1625-1628 John Gilbert and Edward Green Joint positions [6]
1628-1644 Edward Green [6][8]
1645-1648 Thomas Simon and Edward Wade Joint positions [9]
1645-1649 Thomas Rawlins Appointed by King Charles I [10]
1649-1660 Thomas Simon [9]
1660-1670 Thomas Rawlins [11]
1670-1689 John Roettier [4]
1689-1690 George Bowers [11]
1690-1704 Henry Harris [12]
1705–1741 John Croker [13]
1741–1773 John Sigismund Tanner [14]
1773–1779 Richard Yeo [15]
1779-1815 Lewis Pingo [16]
1815–1817 Thomas Wyon [17]
1817-1821 Post vacant [18]
1821-1828 Benedetto Pistrucci Subsequently became Chief Medallist at the mint [19]
1828-1851 William Wyon Leonard Charles Wyon appointed Second Engraver at the mint in 1843.
1851-1891 Leonard Charles Wyon Modeler and Engraver of the Royal Mint
1892-1903 George William de Saulles Engraver of the Royal Mint [20]
as of 1960 Walter Newman [21]
1970s Eric Sewell 1979-2004 Hubert Theodore Elsasser OBE 2004-2007 Matthew Bonnacorsi
2008-present Gordon Summers [22]

References

  1. ^ Challis 1992, p. 296.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Martin Allen, Mints and Money in Medieval England, pp.117-122
  3. ^ a b c d e f g C. E. Challis, The Tudor Coinage
  4. ^ a b c d e Leonard Forrer, Biographical Dictionary of Medallists
  5. ^ a b "Tudor Half-Sovereign". The Royal Mint Museum. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Challis, C. E. (1992). A New History of the Royal Mint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 298–299. ISBN 9780521240260.
  7. ^ "James I, third coinage (1619-25)". Bonhams Auction House. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  8. ^ Whetmore 1960, p. 160.
  9. ^ a b Sharples, J. "Thomas Simon, Engraver (1618-1665)". Museums Victoria Collections. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  10. ^  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1896). "Rawlins, Thomas". Dictionary of National Biography. 47. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  11. ^ a b Challis, C. E. (1992). A New History of the Royal Mint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 364. ISBN 9780521240260.
  12. ^ Challis, C. E. (1992). A New History of the Royal Mint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 364, 409. ISBN 9780521240260.
  13. ^ Warwick William Wroth, 'Croker, John (1670–1741)' in Dictionary of National Biography, vol. 13
  14. ^ Christopher Edgar Challis, A New History of The Royal Mint (1992), p. 409
  15. ^  "Yeo, Richard". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  16. ^ Challis, C. E. (1992). A New History of the Royal Mint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 477. ISBN 9780521240260.
  17. ^ "Wyon, Thomas (1792-1817)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  18. ^ Challis, C. E. (1992). A New History of the Royal Mint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 489. ISBN 9780521240260.
  19. ^ Milano, Carlo. "The talent and the temperament". The Royal Mint Museum. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  20. ^ Tout-Smith, D. "George William de Saulles, Sculptor, Designer & Engraver (1862-1903)". Museums Victoria Collections. Retrieved 29 April 2017.
  21. ^ Challis, C. E. (1992). A New History of the Royal Mint. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 596. ISBN 9780521240260.
  22. ^ "Gordon Summers Designer, Sculptor, Engraver, Leader". Linkedin. Retrieved 29 April 2017.

Bibliography

  • Challis, C. E. (1992). A New History of the Royal Mint. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521240260.

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