Benedetto Pistrucci (1784 - 1855)
RA Collection: People and Organisations
Cameo-cutter, medallist; from 1815 to 1839 he worked in London. From 1828 he was Chief Medallist to the Royal Mint (with William Wyon as Chief Engraver).
Born: 24 May 1784 in Rome
Died: 16 September 1855
Society of Dilettanti (London)
Specimens Of Antient Sculpture, Ægyptian, Etruscan, Greek, And Roman: Selected From Different Collections In Great Britain By The Society Of Dilettanti. Vol. I. (II.) - London:: 1809. (-1835.)
A Postscript To A Memoir Of The Life And Works Of William Wyon, Esq., A.R.A., Chief Engraver Of The Royal Mint. - [Epigraph] - (London:: 1837.
Archibald Billing M.D.
The science of gems, jewels, coins, and medals, ancient and modern. By Archibald Billing, M.D. A.M. F.R.S. F.R.G.S. F.R.M.S. Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians; member of the senate of the University of London; honorary and corresponding member of the Medical Societies of Florence, Brussels, Dresden, and New York; formerly professor of clinical medicine and of the theory and practice in the School of Medicine, and physician, of the London Hospital; examiner in medicine in the University of London; President of the Hunterian Society; Vice-President of the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society, etc. Author of "First principles of medicine;" "Practical observations on diseases of the lungs and heart;" "On the treatment of Asiatic cholera," etc. - London: