October 2013
Coin News;Oct2013, Vol. 50 Issue 10, p47
A biography of engraver William Wyon is presented. He was born in Birmingham in 1795 and his father was a die sinker. He attended schools at the Royal Academy where he gained a gold medal from the Society of Arts. He studied the works of John Flaxman, proponent of neoclassicism in Britain and Europe who worked in the medium of relief sculpture. In May 1816 he became a second engraver at the Royal Mint Ltd. based at Tower Hill, Massachusetts.


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