Historical and Commemorative Medals
Collection of Benjamin Weiss

 

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* Adams, J. W. and Bentley, A.E., Comitia Americana and Related Medals: Underappreciated Monuments to Our Heritage, George Frederick Kolbe, Crestline, California, 2007.

* Adams, J. W. and Chao(h), F. with collaboration of Bentley, A.E., Medallic Portraits of Admiral Vernon: Medals Sometimes Lie, Kolbe & Fanning, Gahanna, Ohio, 2010.

Adams, John W., The Indian Peace Medals of George III or His Majesty’s Sometimes Allies,  George Frederick Kolbe, Crestline, CA 1999. 

Adams, John W., The Medals Concerning John Law and the Mississippi System,   American Numismatic Society, New York, 2005.

Allen, L. L., The World’s Show. Coincraft’s Catalogue of Crystal Palace Medals and Tokens. 1851-1936, London, 2000.

Almanzar, A. and Seppa, D., The Medals of Ecuador, San Antonio, 1972.

Alvarez-Ossorio, F., Catalogo de las Medallas de los Siglos XV y XVI Conservadas en el Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid, 1950.

* Amerika: Catalogue of the Valuable and Highly Interesting Collection of Coins, Medals and Tokens, the Property of Benjamin Betts, catalogued by Lyman H. Low, New York, N.Y. 1898. Sammlung des Herrn George F. Ulex-Hamburg. Münzen und Medaillen von Nord-, Central- und Süd-Amerika. Adolph Hess Nachfolger, Frankfurt am Main, 1908.

* Amstell, M., A Start to Collecting Commemorative Medals, W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd., London, 1970.

Appleton, W.S., Augustin Dupré, and His Work for America: Remarks Made Before the Massachusetts Historical Society, March 13, 1890. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, University Press, 1890.

Arkesteijn, N.L.M., Klaassen, C.J.F.. & Van Der Wiel, H.J., Penningen uitgegeven door de Rotterdamse Vroedschap. Rotterdam, 1982.

Armand, A., Les médailleurs italiens des quinzième et seizième siècles, 3 vols, Paris, 1883-87. (Digitized by Google)

Attwood, P. Italian Medals c.1530-1600 in British Public Collections. London, 2003. Two volumes.

* Attwood, P. ‘Hony Soit Qui Bon Y Pense’ Medals as Vehicles of Antipathy, The Medal, 54: 4-34, 2009.

* Attwood, P. and Powell, F., Medals of Dishonour, The British Museum Press, London, 2009.

Avery, C.,  Plaquettes, Medals and Reliefs from the Collection of Erich Lederer,   Christies, London, UK. 1985.

Babelon, J., Portraits en Medaille, Paris, 1946.

Babelon J. and Jacquiot, J., Histoire de Paris d’apres les medailles de la Renaissance au XXe Siecle, Paris,1950.

Baiardi, Anna Cerboni and Sibille, Barbara:  Giovan Battista Nini. Da Urbino alle rive della Loira. Paesaggi e volti europei,  Motta,  Milan, Italy, 2001.

* Baker, W. S. , Medallic Portraits of Washington with Historical and Critical Notes, Robert M. Lindsay, Philadelphia, 1885. Reprinted by Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin 1965.

Barnard, Francis Pierrepont: Satirical and Controversial Medals of the Reformation:The Biceps or Double-headed Series, The Clarendon press (Oxford), 1927.

* Baxter, B A., The Beaux-Arts Medal in America, New York City, September 26, 1987, to April 16, 1988, The American Numismatic Society, New York, 1987.

Beaulah, G. K. , The Medals of the Art Union of London, The British Numismatic Journal, Vol XXXVI, 1967

Beaupré, M., Catalogue descriptif des Ouvrages de Ferdinand de Saint-Urbain et de Claude-Augustin de Saint-Urbain, Societé d’ Archeologie Lorraine. Memoires, pp. 1-98, 1867.

Bekker, G. ,Europäische Plaketten und Medaillen vom 15 bis zum 18 Jahrhundert, Leipzig, 1998.

* Belden, Bauman L. , Indian Peace Medals Issued in the United States 1789-1889, N. Flayderman & Co., New Milford, Connecticut (Publisher), 1966.

Belaubre, Jean., Engravers and Their Connection with the Mint in the Nineteenth Century.  Published in Bulletin 34 (1972) of the Club Français de la Médaille, and translated by David Block.

Bentley, Anne E., The Columbia-Washington Medal, Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, Third Series, Vol. 101, pp. 120-127, 1989.

* Bergsøe V., Danske Medailler fra 1789-1892, XV Tavler I Lystryk Med Dansk Og Fransk Text, Udgivne Med Understottelse af Carlsbergfondet, Kjøbenhavn, 1897.

Bernhart, M., Die Bildnismedaillen Karls des Fünften, Munich, 1919.

* Bernheimer F., Georg Wilhelm Vestner und Andreas Vestner, Zwei Nurnberger Medailleure, Neue Schriftenreihe des Stadtarchivs Munchen, 1984.

* Betts, C. Wyllys, American Colonial History. Illustrated by Contemporary Medals, Quarterman Publications, Inc., l972.

Blavignac, J.-D., Armorial genevois, Geneva, 1849.

Börner, L., Die italienischen Medaillen der Renaissance und des Barock (1450–bis 1750), Berlin, 1997.

Bradfield, Elston G.,  Franklin and Numismatics,  Sanford J. Durst.  New York, NY. 1982.

Bramsen, L. , Médallier Napoléon Le Grand, Paris-Copenhagen, 1904/13.

Brettauer, Medicina in Nummis, Katalog Der Sammlung Dr. Josef Brettauer, Herausgegeben Vom Kuratorium Der Dr. Josef Brettauer-stiftung, Eduard Holzmair (ed), Wien, 1937.

Brettauer, J., Sammlung Medicina in Nummis, 1988 reprint of the 1937 auction catalogue.

* Brockmann, G., Die Medaillen der Welfen: Band I, Linie Wolfenbuttel, Verlag Dr. G. Brockmann, Köln, 1985.

* Brockmann, G., Die Medaillen der Welfen: Band2, Linie Luneburg/Hannover, Verlag Dr. G. Brockmann, Köln, 1987.

* Brockmann, G., Die Medaillen der Kurfursten und Konige von Brandenburg-Preussen: Band I. Die Medaillen Joachim I. - Friedrich Wilhelm I. 1499-1740. Verlag Dr. G. Brockmann, Köln, 1994.

* Brockmann, G., Frühe Medaillen, Verlag Dr. G. Brockmann, Köln, 2009.

* Brown, L. A., British Historical Medals 1760-1960. Volume I: The Accession of George III to the Death of William IV. Seaby Publications Ltd. London, 1980.

* Brown, L. A., British Historical Medals 1837-1901 Volume II: The Reign of Queen Victoria, B.A Seaby Ltd., 1987.

* Brown, L.A., British Historical Medals 1760-1960. Volume III: The Accession of Edward VII to 1960. Spink & Son Ltd. 1995.

Buchet, R., Belgische Medailles Belges, 1998. Tongeren, 1999.

* Burt, D.J. , Electrotype Medallions, The Medal 5, 48-49, 1984.

* Catalogue General Illustre Des Editions De La Monnaie de Paris: Vol. 1 De l'Antiquite a Louis XVI. Printed by Charles NEGIAR, 23, rue Benard, Paris, 1977.

* Catalogue General Illustre Des Editions De La Monnaie de Paris: Vol. 2 De la 1ere a la 3e Republique. Printed by Charles NEGIAR, 23, rue Benard, Paris, 1978.

Catalogue of the International Exhibition of Contemporary Medals, The American Numismatic Society, 1910; New and Revised Edition, New York 1911. (Archive.org)

* Clain-Stefanelli, Vladimir and Elvira., Medals Commemorating Battles of the American Revolution, The National Museum of History and Technology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 1973.

* Clain-Stefanelli, Vladimir and Elvira., The Beauty and Lore of Coins, Currency and Medals, Riverwood Publishers, Ltd., l974.

Clain-Stefanelli, E. , Italian Coin Engravers Since 1800, Washington, 1965.

Clain-Stefanelli, E. E., Numismatic Bibliography, Published by Battenberg Verlag, Munchen, Germany, 1985.

Cleveland, E.J. , Some Columbian Medals, American Journal of Numismatics, Vol. 28, pp. 65 and 87 (Jan. and April 1894).

Cochran-Patrick, R.W., Catalogue of the Medals of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1884.

Collection of Russian Medals Published by Arheographic Commission (CRM), Editors: S. Stroev (on Russian), J. Reichel (on German), I-V volumes, 1840-1860.

Collignon, J.-P., La Médaille Française Au Xixe Siècle et L’histoire, France, 1989.

Collignon, J.-P., La médaille française et l’histoire de la Guerre de 1870-1871, France, 1995.

Coullaré, B., L’essor De La Médaille Aux XIXe et XXe Siècles. Wettteren, Belgium, 2003. 248 pages, 8 plates.

Cresswell, John C.M., Collecting Coins and Medals, Whitcombe and Tombs, l973.

* Dale, Maria F.P. Saffiotti, ed., with introductory essay by Stephen K. Scher. Contributors: Philip Attwood, Arne R. Flaten, Mark Jones, Douglas Lewis, Eleonora Luciano, Joseph G. Reinis, Stephen K. Scher, Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Louis A. Waldman, European Medals in the Chazen Museum of Art: Highlights from the Vernon Hall Collection and Later Acquisitions, Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin-Madison, American Numismatic Society, 2014.

Dassdrof, K. W. , Numismatisch-historischar Leitfaden zur Ubersischt der sachsischen Geschichte (Nachdruck, Berlin 171).

Dawson, Aileen, Masterpieces of Wedgwood in the British Museum, London, BMP, 1984.

De Bildt: Le Baron De Bildt , Les Medailles Romaines de Christine de Suede, Rome, 1908. (archive.org)

* de Saulcy, Felicien. Souvenirs Numismatiques de la Revolution de l848. Des Medailles, Monnaies et Jetons, l848.(archive.org)

* D’Essling: Importante Collection de Monnaies et Medailles, Appartenant au Prince d’Essling. June 1927.

* Diakov, M. E., Medals of the Russian Empire, Part I, 1672-1725, Printed in Russia, 2004.

* Diakov, M. E., Medals of the Russian Empire, Part 2, 1725-1796, Printed in Russia, 2005.

Diakov, M. E., Medals of the Russian Empire, Part 3, 1796-1825, Printed in Russia, 2005.

Diakov, M. E., Medals of the Russian Empire, Part 4, 1825-1855, Printed in Russia, 2006.

Diakov, M. E., Medals of the Russian Empire, Part 5, 1855-1881, Printed in Russia, 2006.

Diakov, M. E., Medals of the Russian Empire, Part 6, 1881-1894, Printed in Russia, 2006.

Diakov, M. E., Medals of the Russian Empire, Part 7, 1894-1917, Printed in Russia, 2007.

Dirks, J., Beschrijving Der Nederlandsche of Od Nederland En Nederlanders Betrekking Hebbende Penningen Geslagen Tussschen. November 1813 en November 1863.  1889, 1894 edition in three volumes of text and one of plates.

* Divo, J-P., Medailles de Louis XIV, Spink & Son Numismatics SA Zurich 1982.

* Page-Divo, F. and Divo, J-P., Medailles de Napoleon III, Hess Divo AG, Zurich, 2001.

Donaldson, T.L., Ancient Architecture. Argonaut Pub., Chicago, l966.

Dratwa, D., Médailles À Theme Juif De Belgique / Joodse Penningen in België, Brussels, 1997.

Dupont, M.L., Belgische Medailles Belges, 2000, Tongeren, 2001.

Dupont, M.L., Belgische Medailles Belges, 2001, Tongeren, 2002.

Dusterburg, R. B., The Official Inaugural Medals of the Presidents of the United States,  Cincinnati, 1971.

* Edmundson J., Collecting Modern Commemorative Medals, Pelham Books, Ltd., London, 1972.

* Eglit, N.A., Columbiana, Published by author, printed by Hewitt Brothers, Chicago.

Eglit, Nathan, The Nathan Eglit Collection of Columbiana, Presidential Coin and Antique Company,  Auction, 1992.(digitized online copy)

* Eidlitz, Robert James, Medals and Medallions Relating to Architects, New York, l927.

* Eimer, C., British Commemorative Medals and their values, B. A. Seaby Ltd., London, 1987.

* Eimer, C., British Commemorative Medals and their values, Spink and Son Ltd., London, 2010.

* Eimer, C., Medallic Portraits of the Duke of Wellington, London, 1994.

* Eimer, C., The Pingo Family & Medal Making in 18th-Century Britain. British Art Medal Trust, London, 1998.

* Eisler, W., The Dassiers of Geneva: 18th Century European Medalists, Volume 1, Jean Dassier, Medal Engraver: Geneva, Paris and London, 1700-1733. Association des amis du Cabinet des medailles du canton de Vaud, Palais de Rumine, CH-1005 Lausanne, et le Musee d’art et d’histoire, Geneve, 2002.

* Eisler, W., The Dassiers of Geneva: 18th Century European Medalists, Volume 2, Dassier and Sons: An Artistic Enterprise in Geneva, Switzerland and Europe, Association des amis du Cabinet des medailles du canton de Vaud, Palais de Rumine, CH-1005 Lausanne, et le Musee d’art et d’histoire, Geneve, 2005.

* Eisler, W.,  Lustrous Images from the Enlightenment: The Medals of the Dassiers of Geneva, Matteo Campagnola (Ed), Skira Editore, Milan, Italy, 2010.

 * Eldem, Edhem , Pride and Privilege: A History of Ottoman Orders, Medals and Decorations, First Edition, Ottoman Bank Archives and Research Centre, Istanbul, 2004.

Elder, T.L., The Medals and Tokens of Henry Clay, Delivered before the American Numismatic Society, Jan. Meeting, l918.

Elg, L.Schultze. Hamburg. Gustav Adolph, Konig von Schweden, Munzen und Medaillen. Auktion Ad. Hess Nachf. Frankfurt, 3.2, l896.

Elg, S.C. Crona. Goteberg, Schweden. Konigliche und im krieg gegen Schweden gepragte Medaillen. Auktion F. Schlessinger, Amsterdam, 27./28. l0. 1937.

* Encyclopedia of World History, (Edited by P.K. O’Brien, et al.) George Philip Limited, 2000.

* Encyclopaedia Britannica, William Benton, Publisher, Chicago, 1960.

Engstrom, J. E. , The Medallic Portraits of Sir Winston Churchill, London,1972.

Erlanger, H.J., Nürnberger Medaillen 1806-1981, Nuremberg, 1985. 2 volumes

Erlanger, H.J., Origin and Development of the European Prize Medal to the End of the XVIIIth Century, Haarlem: Schuyt. 1975.

* Europese Penningen: 2500 Europese Medailles, A Catalogue of 2500 European Medals. This Dutch catalogue lists and pictures 2500 medals: 63 pages of text and 345 pages of plates. This is one of the most extensive listings of historical medals available. Published in Amstelveen, The Netherlands,1983.

Evelyn, John , Numismata, A Discourse of Medals, Ancient and Modern. Together with some Account of Heads and Effigies of Illustrious and Famous Persons, in Sculps, and Taille-Douce, of Whom we have no Medals extant; and Of the Use to be derived from them: to which is added A Digression concerning Physiognomy, London, 1697. (Digitized by Google Books)

Fabriczy, C. von, Italian Medals, Translated by Mrs. Gustavus W. Hamilton, London, 1904.

* Failor, Kenneth M. and Hayden, Eleonora , Medals of the United States Mint, Department of the Treasury, l972.

Farquhar, H., Portraiture of our Stuart Monarchs on their Coins and Medals, B.N.J., (part i), pp. 145-262, 1908.

* Fearon, D., Spink’s Catalogue of British Commemorative Medals: 1558 to the present day with valuations. Webb and Bower, Exeter, England 1984.

Fearon, D., Victorian Souvenir Medals, Aylesbury, England, 1986.

* Felder, Peter , Medaileur Johann Carl Hedlinger, 1691-1771, Switzerland, l978.

F.I.D.E.M. 87., Catalogue of the XXI Congress of the International Federation of Medallic Art.  Colorado Springs, 1987.

* Forrer, L., Biographical Dictionary of Medallists- Vol. 1-8. Original Edition published in London (1902-1930). Reprinted by Spinks (1965) and by Franklin, New York (1970). Third reprint and revised Volume I published by A. H. Baldwin and Sons and A. G. van der Dussen (1980) printed by Cultura Press, Belgium. 
(Digitized:  Volume 1, A-D; Volume 2, E-H; Volume 3, I-MAZ; Volume 4, M-Q; Volume 5, R-S; Volume 6, T-Z; Volume 7, Supplement A-L Volume 8, Supplement M-Z)

Fredericks, J.W., Penningen, Amsterdam, 1947.

* Freeman, S.E., Medals Related to Medicine and Allied Sciences in the Numismatic Collection of The Johns Hopkins University, The Evergreen House Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland, 1964.

* Friedenberg, D.M. (Ed.), Great Jewish Portraits in Metal. Selected Plaques and Medals from the Samuel Friedenberg Collection of the Jewish Museum, Schocken Books, U.S.A. 1963.

* Friedenberg, Daniel M., Jewish Medals from the Renaissance to the Fall of Napoleon. 1503-1815, The Jewish Museum of New York. Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., New York, l970.

* Friedenberg, Daniel M., Jewish Minters & Medalists,  The Jewish Publication Society of America, Philadelphia, 1976.

Galster , Danske og Norske Medailler og Jetons ca. 1533- ca. 1788, Kopenhagen 1936.

Gans, E., Goethe’s Italian Renaissance Medals, San Diego, 1969.

* Goppel, Dr. Plum and Holler, Munzen- und Medaillensammlung., l960.

Gould and Bresset, Alaska Coinage Through the Ages, 1960.

* Govi-Verlag. Pharmazeutische Munzen and Medaillen. Frankfurt am Main, l972.

Greenslet, Phil W.,  The Medals of Franklin:  A Catalog of Tokens, Medallions, and Plaques issued in Honor of Franklin,  Token and Medal Society, Lake Mary, FL, 1993.

* Grove, F.W., Medals of Mexico Vol. I Medals of the Spanish Kings, Frank W. Grove, Guadalajara, Mexico 1970.

* Grove, F.W., Medals of Mexico Vol. II, 1821-1971, Frank W. Grove, Guadalajara, Mexico 1972.

Grueber, H. A. (Ed), Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland (Plates), The British Museum Department of Coins and Medals, Quarterman Publications Inc., Lawrence Massachusetts, 1979.

Habich, Georg, Die Deutschen Medailleure Des XVI. Jahrhunderts, Halle, 1916.

Habich, G., Die Deutschen Schaumünzen Des XVI Jahrhunderts, Munich, 1929-34.

* Haffner, S., Judaic Tokens and Medals, American Israel Numismatic Association, Inc. New York, N.Y. 1978.

* Hall, V. , Catalogue of The Vernon Hall Collection of European Medals, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1978.

Haller, G.E. von , Schweizerisches Munz-und Medaillen-kabinet, 2 vols, Berne, 1780-1781.

Hamberger, Joseph, Münzen- und Medaillen-sammlung des Herrn dr. Antoine-feill, Hamburg. Frankfurt am Maine 1908. (Digitized by Archive.org)

* Harding, B., An Introduction to Commemorative Medals in England 1685-1746: Their Religious, Political, and Artistic Significance, Spink & Sons, London, 2011.

* Harris, E.M., The Art of Medal Engraving, Bird & Bull Press, Newtown, PA 1991.

* Hartzog, R., 1982 Price Guide for the Classic Reference Medals of the United States Mint; The First Century 1792-1892 by R.W. Julian. World Exonumia, Rockford Il. 1982.

Hauke, P. and Henning, E., Bibliographie zur Medaillenkunde. Schrifttum Deutschlands und Österreiches bis 1990, Bad Honnef, 1993.

* Hawkins, E., Franks, A.W., and Grueber H. A., Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the Death of George II, Vol. I and II., The British Museum, 1885, reprinted by Spink and Son, Ltd., Eng., l969.   Digitized by Google (Volume I)  (Volume II)

Heidemann, M., Medaillenkunst in Deutschland von 1895 bis 1914, Berlin, 1998.

Heidemann, M. and Steguweit, W., Medaillenkunst in Halle im 20. Jahrhundert, Berlin, 2002.

Henfrey, H. W., Numismata Cromwelliana, Medallic History of Oliver Cromwell, Illustrated by His Coins, Medals, and Seals, John Russell Smith, London, 1877. (digitized by Google)

* Hennin, M., Histoire Numismatique de la Revolution Francaise., J. S. Merlin, Libraire, Quai des Augustins, Paris, l826: reprinted by A.G. van der Dussen, Maastricht.

* Herrera, A., Medallas de Proclamaciones y Juras de los Reyes de Espana. Imprenta de M. G. Herandez, Madrid, l882.

Hibbard, M.G., Boer War Tribute Medals, Sandton, 1982

Hildebrand, B.E., Sveriges och Svenska Konnungahusets Minnespenningar, Praktmynt och Beloningsmedaljer. 2 Bande, Stockholm 1874-1875.

* Hill, G., Medals of the Renaissance, Revised and enlarged by Graham Pollard, A Colonnade Book. British Museum Publications, Ltd., l978.

* Hill, G.F., A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance before Cellini. In two volumes, one of text, the other of plates. Re-issue of the 1930 publication. Florence, 1984.

* Hill, G.F. and Pollard, Graham , A Catalogue of Renaissance Medals. Published by the Phaidon Press for the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Great Britain, l967.

Hill, G.F. and Pollard, G., Medals from the Samuel H. Kress Collection – Renaissance Medals at the National Gallery of Art. London, 1967.

Hocking. W. J., Catalogue of the coins, tokens, medals dies and seals in the museum of the Royal Mint, vol II, London, 1910.

Holland, H. W., American Journal of Numismatics, 1877-

* Holzmair, E., Katalog der Sammlung Dr. Josef Brettauer, Medicina in Nummis Herausgegeben vom Kuratorium der Dr. Josef Brettauer-Stiftung , Verfasst von Dr. Eduard Holzmair, Im Selbstverlag, Wien, 1937.

Hobson, R L, Catalogue of the collection of English Pottery in the Department of British and Medieval Antiquites and Ethnography of the British Museum, London, BMP, 1903.

* Huszar, L. and Varannai, G., Medicina in Nummis; Hungarian Coins Related to Medicine. Bedapest, l977.

* I rami incisi dell' archivio di Corte: sovrami, battaglie, architetture, topografia a cura dell' Archivo di Stato di Torino. Palazzo Madama, Torino, l982.

* Il Medagliere delle Raccolte Numismatiche Torinese, Museo d'arte Antica-Palazzo Madama, Torino, l964.

* International Medallic Exhibition of the American Numismatic Society, Catalogue, New York, 1910.

* Iversen, J., Medaillen auf die Thaten Peter Des Grossen, St. Petersberg, l972.

* Jacquiot, J., et al., La Medaille au temps de Louis XIV, Hotel de la Monnaie de Paris, Acheve d’Imprimer sur les Presses de l’Imprimerie Nationale, 1970.

*Jaeger, K. and Bowers, Q. D., 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, GA. 2007.

Jamieson, Melvill Allan,  Medals Awarded to Native American Indian Chiefs 1714-1922 and to Loyal African and Other Chiefs in various Territories within the British Empire,  Spink & Son, London, England. 2006.

Johnson, C. and Martini, R., Milano, Civiche Raccolte Numismatiche, Catalogo delle Medaglie, 4 vols, Rome, 1986-94.

Johnson, D.W., Monograms of American Coin and Medal Artists, Signature Art Medals, Groton, MA, 2012.

* Johnson, Velia, Dieci Anni di Studi di Medaglistica 1968-78, Edizioni Stabilimento Stefano Johnson s.p.a., Milano, l979.

* Jones, M., The Art of the Medal, British Museum Publications Ltd., London 1979.

* Jones, M., Medals of the Sun King, Billing and Sons, Ltd., London, l979.

* Jones, M., Medals of the French Revolution, British Museum Publications, Ltd., l977.

* Jones, M., A Catalogue of the French Medals in the British Museum, Vol 1 1402-1610. British Museum Publications Ltd. 1982.

* Jones, M., A Catalogue of the French Medals in the British Museum, Vol 2 1600-1672. British Museum Publications Ltd. 1988.

Jones, M., Contemporary British Medals, London, 1986.

* Jones, M. (Ed.), Designs on Posterity, Drawings for medals, The British Art Medal Trust, Llanfyllin, Powys, 1994.

Jones, M., The medal as an instrument of propaganda in late 17th and early 18th century Europe. Part 1, Numismatic Chronicle. Vol 142, pp 117-126. plates 29-34, 1982. (digitized)

Jones, M., The medal as an instrument of propaganda in late 17th and early 18th century Europe. Part 2, Numismatic Chronicle. Vol 143, pp 202-213. plates 36-41. 1983. (digitized)

* Julian, R.W., Medals of the United States Mint. The First Century 1792-1892. Token and Medal Society, l977.

Julius: Auction Catalogue, Sammlung Dr. P. Julius, Heidelberg, Französische Revolution Napoleon I. und seine Zeit Medaillen, Orden und Ehrenzeichen, Münzen; Die Auction erfolgt im Auftrage der Erben zu Gunsten der Wohlfahrtseinrichtung der I.G. Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft, mit 58 Lichtdrucktafeln; Der besuch der Auktion ist nur Inhabern des Katalogs gestattet; Otto Helbig Nachf., München, 1932, Auctionskatalog 66. Large octavo, t.p.+intro+vi+264 pp.+58 photolithographic plates.

Kaiser, H., Medaillen, Plaketten, Abzeichen der deutschen Luftfahrt 1789-1990. Ballonfahrt, Luft- und schiffahrt, Raufahrt. 1998.

Kenny, R. D., Early American Medalists and Die-sinkers prior to the Civil War,  New York, 1982.

* Kent, John , 2,000 years of British Coins and Medals, British Museum Pub, Ltd., l978.

* Kienast, G.W., The Medals of Karl Goetz, The Artus Company, Cleveland, Ohio. 1967.

* Kirschner, B., Deutsche Spott-Medaillen Auf Juden, Ernst Battenberg Verlag, München, 1968.

* Kress: RENAISSANCE MEDALS from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art: Based on the Catalogue of Renaissance Medals in the Gustave Dreyfus Collection. By G.F. Hill, Revised and enlarged by Graham Pollard. Published by the Phaidon Press for the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. London 1967.  (Online version from Kress Foundation)

* Kunstmedaillen des XVI. Bis XX. Jahrhunderts; Deutschland, Niederlande, Frankreich, England. Auktionskatalog XVIII, Halle 1921.

Laskey, J. C., A Description of the Series of Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte Commemorating the Most Remarkable Battles and Events During His Dynasty, London: printed for H.R. Young, No. 56, Paternoster-Row. 1818.

Latta, Auction Catalogue: The Unequalled Collection Relating to Napoleon and the French Revolution of William J. Latta of Philadelphia, Pa. consisting of Prints, Original Drawings, Autographs, Books, Medals, Bronzes, Snuff Boxes, And Other Objects of Art, 4 Vols., The Anderson Galleries, New York, 1913.

* Laugwitz & Co. o.H.G. : Munzen und Medaillen, Hotel Hilton Berlin. Auction 21-22. Oktober 1976.

Lavanchy, C., Les Médailles du Canton de Vaud, Lausanne, 1971.

Lawrance, R.H., Medals by Giovanni Cavino, Sanford J. Durst, N.Y. l980.

* Laws, R., Indian Peace Medals and Related Items: Collecting the Symbols of Peace and Friendship, Published by Online Only, Oklahoma, 2003.

* Le Club Francais de la Medaille. Publication de L'Administration Des Monnaies et Medailles, l977.

Le Maistre, Collection: Pax in Nummis, Reprint of the 1913 Schulman auction catalogue, Regenstauf. 2000.

Less, Olga, Medallic Art in Russia During the Reign of Peter the Great, ANS Magazine, Vol 5, No. 2, 2006.  (ANS Magazine).

* Linecar, Howard, W.A., The Commemorative Medal- Its Appreciation and Collection, David and Charles, l974.

* Loubat, J. F., The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876, Flayderman & Co., New Milford, Connecticut, 1967.

Maier, Nicolas, French Medallic Art 1870-1940, Munich, 2010.

Marqusee, John E., One Hundred Years of American Medallic Art, 1845-1945; the John E. Marqusee Collection. Ithaca, NY: Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University. 96 pages, illus, Charles C. Wright entry, p 78-79.

Marsh, Michael A., Benedetto Pistrucci Principal Engraver & Chief Medallist of the Royal Mint, 1783-1855, Cambridge, England, 1996.

* Martin, Jean L., Les Medailles de Tir Suisses. l612-1939, Lausanne, l972.

Martini, R., Catalogo Delle Medaglie delle Civiche Raccolte Numismatiche. V. Secoli XVIII-XIX. 1- Rivoluzione Francese – Epoca Napoleonica (1789-1815), Milan 1997.

Martini, R., Catalogo Delle Medaglie delle Civiche Raccolte Numismatiche. V. Secoli XVIII-XIX. 2- Stato Pontificio – Stato del Vaticano (1800-1903), Milan 1998.

Martini, R., Catalogo Delle Medaglie delle Civiche Raccolte Numismatiche. V. Secoli XVIII-XIX. 4- Regno d’Italia (1861-1900) (Vittorio Emaneule II. Umberto I), Milan 1999.

Maué, H., Die Dedikationsmedaille der Stadt Nürnberg für Kaiser Karl V von 1521, Anzeiger des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, 1987.

* Maué, H., Sebastian Dadler 1586-1657, Medaillen im Dreißigjährigen Krieg, Verlag des Germanischen Nationalmuseums, Nürnberg, 2008.

Mazerolle, Fernand , Les medailleurs francais du XV siecle au milieu du XVII (3 Vol), Paris, 1902.

Mazerolle, Fernand , Jean Varin, (2 Vol), Paris, 1932.

* Medaglia Baroche Fuse. (magazine) Stabilimento S. Johnson, Milano, l972 and l975.

* Medaglie Italiane dell Rinascimento. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Firenze, l983.

* Medaglie di Pisanello e della sua cerchia. Museo Nationale del Bargello, l983.

* Medaglie Italiane dell' alto Rinascimento. Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Firenze, l983.

* Medailles Historiques de Belgique 1856-1890, Règne de Léopold II. 
This is a reprint of one of 3 volumes in a series on Belgian medals, originally published under the auspices of the Belgian Royal Numismatic Society by J. Gomaere, Bruxelles (1869-1890). 
226 p., 82 pl.

Medailles sur les principaux evenements du regne entier de Louis le Grand : avec des explications historiques. Paris, 1702.  (Digitized by Internet Archive)

* The Medal. (M. Jones, ed.), British Art Medal Trust in association with FIDEM.

* Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the Death of George II, Vol. I and II., by Hawkins, E., Franks, A.W., and Grueber H. A., Spink and Son, Ltd., Eng., l969.

* Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland, by H.A. Grueber. Plates I-CLXXXIII (Including Indexes, General Title and Preface), British Museum, London, l904-1911.

* Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland, Quarterman Publishers, Inc., Massachusetts, l979.

Medicina in Nummis: extensive bibliography of numismatic material related to medicine. From the University of Vienna, Institute of Numismatics and Monetary History. LINK

Meier, A. and Häusler, G., Die Schulpramien der Schweis, 1991.

Mende, M., Dürer-Medaillen: Münzen, Medaillen, Plaketten von Dürer, auf Dürer, nach Dürer, 1983.

Merseburger, O. , Katalog seiner Sammlung. Munzen und Medaillen von Sachsen, Leipzig 1894.

* M.I., Hawkins, E., Franks, A.W., and Grueber H. A., Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the Death of George II, Vol. I and II, Spink and Son, Ltd., Eng., l969.

Middeldorf, U., Medals and Plaquettes from the Sigmund Morgenroth Collection, Chicago, 1944.

Milford Haven, Louis Alexander Montbatten Marques of: Naval Medals of Foreign Countries, London, 1921-1928.

Milford Haven, Louis Alexander Montbatten Marques of: Medallic Illustrations of Naval History (British Numismatic Society) 1919. (online publication)

Miller, Scott H.,  Medallic Art of the American Numismatic Society, 1865-2014,  American Numismatic Society, New York, 2015. (Digitized)

Millin, A.L. and Millingen, J.V., Medallic History of Napoleon. A Collection of all the medals, coins, and jettons, relating to his actions and reign. From the year 1796 to 1815, London, 1819.

*Mirnik, I., Povijesna galerija Lotarinške kuƒe medaljera Ferdinanda de Saint-Urbaina, Peristil 50: 173-194, 2007.

Misselli, W. Il, Papato dal 1669 al 1700 Attraverso le Medaglie, Pavia, 2001.

*Molinari: Norris, A.S. and Weber, I., Medals and Plaquettes from the Molinari Collection at Bowdoin College. Brunswick, Maine, l976.

Montenuovo’sche Munzsammlungen, A. Hess 22.-26. Sept. 1880, 1885, & 3. Nov. 1866. Frankfurt am Main.

Morbio: Catalog einer Sammlung italienischer Münzen aller Zeiten (...) Cavaliere Carlo Morbio in Mailand, Monaco 1882.

Mudie, J., An Historical and Critical Account of a Grand Series of National Medals, Henry Colburn and Company, London, 1820.

Musante, Neil E., The Medallic Work of John Adams Bolen, Musante pub., 2002.

Musante, Neil,  Medallic Washington: A Catalog of Struck, Cast and Manufactured Coins, Tokens and Medals Issued in Commemoration of George Washington 1777–1890,  Two Volumes, 850 pp., Spink & Son Ltd, London and Boston, 2016.

Müller-Jahncke, W.-D., Apothekerbildnisse auf Medaillen und Plaketten, 1. Deutschsprachiger Raum. Stuttgart, 1980.

Müseler, K. Bergbaugepräge. A catalogue of an exhibition held at the German Mining Museum, Bochum. 1984.

Müseler, K., Bergbaugepräge. Ergänzungsband zum Corpuswerk, Bochum. 1998.

Nahuys, M., Compte de, Histoire Numismatique du Royaume de Hollande sous le règne de S.M. Louis Napoléon, et pendant sa reunion à l’Empire Français, Reprint of the Amsterdam 1858 and Utrecht 1863 edition. 2003.

* Nathanson, A.J., Thomas Simon- His Life and Work 1618-1665, Seaby Pub., Ltd., London, l975.

Neuzil, C., A Reckoning of Moritz Fürst’s American Medals, in Stahl, A.M. (ed), The Medal in America , Vol 2, The American Numismatic Society, New York, NY. 1999, pp. 17-118.

* Ng, Aimee, THE PURSUIT OF IMMORTALITY: Masterpieces from the Scher Collection of Portrait Medals, Published by D Giles Ltd in association with The Frick Collection, New York, 2017.  Price: $19.95 Hardcover.

* Nomos:  50 Masterworks from the Golden Age:  Dutch Medals from the 17th Century,  Nomos & John Endlich Antiquairs, Haarlem, 2015.

* Norris, A.S. and Weber, I., Medals and Plaquettes from the Molinari Collection at Bowdoin College, l976.

Numismatist: The Numismatist. January and February, 1927.

* O'Brien, P.K., Encyclopedia of World History, George Philip Limited, Facts on File, Inc., New York, N.Y., 2000.

* Page-Divo, F. and Divo, J-P., Medailles de Napoleon III, Hess Divo AG, Zurich, 2001.

Panvini Rosati, F., Medaglie e placchette italiane dal Rinascimento al XVIII secolo, exhibition catalogue, Rome, 1968.

* Papal Medals: A Pictorial Catalogue of Papal Medals 1417-1942 as Struck by the Mint of Rome for the Vatican, a reprint, pp. 252-387.

Parkes Weber, F. , Medals and Medallions of the Nineteenth Century, Relating to England by Foreign Artist, NC 1894-1900, pp. 286-335, 101-178, 219-271.

Pény, Frédéric, Jean Varin de Liège, Liège, 1947.

* Pessolano-Filos, F., The Venus Numismatics Dictionary, Eros Pub. Co., l983.

* Pickering, R. B. (ed.), Peace Medals: Negotiating Power in Early America, Contributing authors: Reilly, F. K, III, Tayman B. D., Lopez, T., Liechty, S., Adams , J. W., King, D. H., Fuld, G., Arnold, B. W., and Goodyear, F. H., III. Gilcrease Museum, OU Press, Norman, Oklahoma. 2012.

* Pinkerton, J., Medallic History of England. Illustrated by Forty Plates. Printed, at the Oriental Press, by Wilson and Co. Wild Court, Lincoln’s Inn Fields: For E. Harding, No. 98, Pall-Mall; and J. Scott, St. Martin’s Court, Leicester-Fields. London, 1802.

Pinkerton: The Medallic History of England to the Revolution, London, 1790.

Pisanello - Le peintre aux sept vertus, exhibition catalogue, Louvre, Paris, 1996.

* Platt, J.J. and Platt, A.K., The English Civil Wars: Medals, Commentary & Personalities, Volume I, Spink & Sons, London, 2013.

* Platt, J.J. and Platt, A.K., The English Civil Wars: Medals, Commentary & Personalities, Volume 2, Spink & Sons, London, 2013.

* Polak, A.Joodse Penningen in de Nederlanden. (Jewish Medals in the Netherlands), Jacques Schulman, Amsterdam, 1958.

Pollard, J.G., Medaglie Italiane del Rinascimento nel Museo Nazionale del Bargello 1400-1530, 3 vols, Florence, 1985.

* Pollard, J.G., Luciano, E. and Pollard, M., Renaissance Medals, Volume One, Italy, The Collections of the National Gallery of Art, Systematic Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Distributed by Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 2008.

* Pollard, J.G., Luciano, E. and Pollard, M., Renaissance Medals, Volume Two, France, Germany, The Netherlands, and England, The Collections of the National Gallery of Art, Systematic Catalogue, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Distributed by Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford, 2008.

* Prucha, F.P., Indian Peace Medals in American History, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, l971.

Puddester, R.P., Medals of British India. Volume 1: Commemorative and Historical Medals from 1750 to 1947. London, 2002.

Reichel, J.J., Die Reichlische Munzsammlung in St. Petersburg in 1842, 1847.

Reilly, Robin, Wedgwood Portrait Medallions, London, National Portrait Gallery, 1973.

Reilly, Robin and Savage, George, Wedgwood: the Portrait Medallions, Publisher: Barrie & Jenkins, London 1973.

Reilly, Robin, Wedgwood, Volume I & II, London, Macmillan, 1989

* Reinecke, K., Jacques Wiener-Europa in Munzen, Medaillen, Briefmarken,  Verlag Europaische Begenungstatte am Kloster Kamp e. V., Kamp-Lintfort Druck Ewen-Druck, Kamp-Lintfort. Ordenmuseum Abtei Kamp Exhibition Catalogue, 1989.

Richter, Jürg, "Die Schützentaler und Schützenmedaillen der Schweiz",  Gietl, 2005.

Roth, Cecil , Great Jewish Portraits in Medal. The Jewish Museum, l963.

* Rulau, R., Discovering America: The Coin Collecting Connection, First Edition, Krause Publications, Inc, Iola, WI, 1989.

* Rulau, R. and Fuld, G., Medallic Portraits of Washington, 2nd Ed., Krause Publications, Inc. Iola Wisconsin, 1999.

Sallay, John M., The Boston School Medals, The Numismatist, pp. 677-706, April 1978.

* Salton Collection of Renaissance and Baroque Medals and Plaquettes. Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Brunswick, Maine, l969.

Sammlung Paul Julius, Krieg und Frieden in der Medaille und in der Gedenkmunze. R. Gaettens, Heidelberg, 7.-8. Juni und 6.-8. November 1958.

Sanders, G.P., Het Ontstaan van het Vervolg op Van Loon, Netherlands, 1999.

Sanders, G.P., Catalogus der Medailles, of Gedenkpenningen, Betrekking Hebbende op de Voornaamste Historien der Vereenigde Medailleurs Martinus & Joan George Holtzhey, tot Amsterdam. Netherlands, 2003.

Scargill, A.M. and Millin, A.L., Medallic History of Napoleon Bonaparte, London, 1820.

Schembri, H.C., Coins and Medals of the Knights of Malta, London, 1966.

* Scher, S.K., The Currency of Fame: Portrait Medals of the Renaissance, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers in association with the Frick Collection, New York, 1994.

* Scher, S.K., The Proud Republic: Dutch Medals of the Golden Age, The Frick Collection, New York, N.Y.,1997.

* Scher, S.K. (ed.), Perspectives on the Renaissance Medal, Garland Publishing, Inc. and American Numismatic Society, New York, 2000.

Schnell, H., Martin Luther und die Reformation auf Münzen und Medaillen. 1983.

Schulman, J., Pax in Nummis, Amsterdam, 1912.

Simonis, J., L’Art du médailleur en Belgique, Jemeppe-sur-Meuse, 1904.

Slabaugh, A. R., Christmas Tokens and Medals.  Chicago, 1966.

Smirnov, V.P., Description of Russian Medals, SPB. 1908.

Smolderen, L., Jacques Jonghelinck, Louvain-la-Neuve, 1996.

Spangenberger, Henry, Numismatic Scrapbook, March and April, 1969.

* Spassky, I. and Shchukina, E., Medals and Coins of the Age of Peter the Great, Hermitage Collection, Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad 1974.

* Spink & Son Ltd., Catalogue of Papal Medals, Spink and Son, Printed by Bookcraft, Ltd., London, 2000.

Spink and Son,  The Numismatic Circular & Catalogue of Coins, Tokens, Commemorative & War Medals, Books & Cabinets, London, 1903. (Digitized by Google)

* Stahl, Alan M. (Editor), The Medal in America: Coinage of the Americas Conference at The American Numismatic Society, New York, September 26-27, 1987. The American Numismatic Society, New York, 1988.

* Stahl, Alan M. (Editor), The Medal in America, Volume 2: Coinage of the Americas Conference at The American Numismatic Society, New York, November 8-9, 1997. The American Numismatic Society, New York, 1999.

Storelli, A.,  Jean-Baptiste Nini, Sa Vie  ̶ Son Œuvre, 1717-1786,  Tours: Imprimerie A. Mame et fils, 1896.

Storer, M., Medals of Columbus, The Numismatist, Vol. 38, 133, 197, 251, 315, 357, 406 (March 1925 to July 1937)

* Storer, M., Numismatics of Massachusetts, The Massachusetts Historical Society, Collections, vol 76. 319 pages, 38 plates. The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1923.

Storer, Horatio Robinson (Malcolm Storer, Editor): Medicina in nummis; a descriptive list of the coins, medals, jetons relating to medicine, surgery and the allied sciences, Wright & Potter printing company, Boston, Massachusetts, c1931.

Sweeny, J.O. and Turfboer, R., Tempus in Nummis – The History and Fundamentals of Dating in Numismatics. 1992. 2 volumes.

Syson, L. and Gordon, D., Pisanello, Painter to the Renaissance Court, London, 2001.

Tancred, George, Historical Record of Medals and Honorary Distinctions Conferred on the British Navy, Army & Auxiliary Forces: From the Earliest Period, Spink & Son, 1891. (Google eBook)

* Taylor, Jeremy, The Architectural Medal England in the Nineteenth Century, Published by British Museum Publication Ltd., London l978.

Tentzel, W. E., Saxionia Numismatica, Frankfurt a. M. 1705.

* Thompson, P. J., The Dassier Family and its Medals, P & D Medallions, P.O. Box 269, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England 2000.

* Thoyras, R. de, A Summary of Mr Rapin de Thoyras’s History of England and Mr Tindal’s Continuation, From the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the End of the Reign of King George I. Illustrated With Medals, Plans of Battles, Towns, and Sieges, The Second Edition, Printed for John and Paul Knapton at the Crown in Ludgate-Street. London, 1751.

Toderi, G. and Vannel, F., Placchette, Secoli XV-XVIII, nel Museo Nazionale del Bargello. Florence, Italy 1996.

Toderi, G. and Vannel, F., Medaglie e Placchette del Museo Bardini di Firenze. Edizioni Polistampa Firenze, Florence, Italy. 1998.

Toderi, G. and Vannel, F., Le Medaglie Italiane del XVI secolo. 3 volumes, Florence, 2000.

Tolles, T., "A Bit of Artistic Idealism": Augustus Saint-gauden’s World’s Colombian Exposition Commemorative Presentation Medal, in Stahl, Alan M. (Editor): The Medal in America, Volume 2: Coinage of the Americas Conference at The American Numismatic Society, New York, November 8-9, 1997. The American Numismatic Society, New York, pp. 135-156, 1999.

* Tourneur Victor, Tome Premier (1830-1847). Catalogue des Medailles du Royaume de Belgique, published by Ch. Dupriez, Brussels, 1911.

Trésor de Numismatique et de Glyptique: Medailles Francaises (5 vols.), Eds. Delaroche, P., Dupont H. and Lenormant C., Paris 1834-1850.

Tricou, Jean, Medailles Lyonnaises de XV au XVIII Siecle, Paris 1958.

Trogan, Rosine and Sorel, Philippe,  Augustin Dupré (1748-1833) Graveur general des Monnais de France,Collections du Musée Carnavalet Paris-Musées,  Paris, France.  2000.

* Trusted M., German Renaissance Medals, A Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum, Published by the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990.

Vandamme, L., and Bernier, D., Alfons Mauquoy de Meest Romantische Graveur of een Halve Eeuw Geschiedenis van Antwerpen en Medailles. Antwerp, 1988.

* Van Hoydonck, Emiel, Jacques Wiener (1815-1899)- Medailles Jetons, 1 ere Edition, l972.

Van Loon, Gerard, Histoire métallique des XVII provinces des Pays-Bas depuis l’abdication de Charles-Quint, jusqu’ B la paix de Bade en MDCCXVI. La Haye: P. Gosse, J. Neaulme, P. De Hondt. Five volumes. The Hague, 1732-1737. (Digitized by Google) (Digitized)

Van Loon, et al.,  Digitized by Google: Volume IV

Van Loon, G., Beschryving van nederlandsche historie-penningen ten vervolge op het werk, Pieper and Ipenbuur, 1827.

* Vannel, F. and Toderi, G., La Medaglia Barocca in Toscanna. Studio per Edizioni Scelte, Firenze, l987.

* Vannel, F. and Toderi G., Medaglie e Placchette del Museo Bardini de Firenze, Edizione Polistampa Firenze, Florence, Italy, 1998.

Vannel, F. and Toderi, G., Medaglie Italiane Barocche e Neoclassiche, Florence, 1990.

Van Wessem, J.N., Nederlandse Penningkunst, ‘s-Gravenhage, 1998.

* Vermeule, C. C., Medals to Masters, Drawings and Medals. The Italian Renaissance to Modern America, The Art Center in Hargate, St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire, 1987 and Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire, 1987.

Vestner, G. W. and Bestner, A., Zwei Nurnberger Medailleure. Neue Schriftenreihe des Stadtarchivs Munchen, l984.

* Vives Antonio D., Medallas de la casa de Borbon . Reprint of an original volume that was published in 1916 by Arnaldo Forni.

Voltolina, P., La Storia di Venezia attraverso Le Medaglie, 3 vols, Venice, 1998.

Weber, F.P., Medals and Medallions of the Nineteenth Century, Related to England, by Foreign Artists, Reprinted by the Numismatic Chronicle, Bernard Quaritch, London, 1894.

Weber, F.P., Aspects of Death and Correlated Aspects of Life in Art, Epigram, and Poetry, Paul B. Hoeber, New York. 1918.

Weiler, H., Clemens August, Herzog von Bayern Kurfürst von Köln - Die Medaillen, Schau– und Gedenktaler usw. Krefeld-Hüls, 1975.

Weiler, H., Kölnische Medaillen, Plaketten, Schautaler, Jetons, Marken  und Zeichen. Band II (1650-1815). Krefel-Hüls, 1981.

Weiler, H., Kölnische Medaillen, Plaketten, Schautaler, Jetons, Marken  und Zeichen. Band III (1816-1832)Krefel-Hüls, 1995.

* Weiss, B.,   Medallic History of Religious and Racial Intolerance:  Medals As Instruments For Promoting Bigotry, Artwis.com.  Kunstpedia Foundation,  2008.

* Weiss, B.,  
Badge of Intolerance, The Numismatist, vol. 124, no. 5: 48-51, 2011.

* Weiss, B.,  Medallic History of the War of 1812:  Consequences to the American Indian Nations,  Journal of the Medal Collectors of America (MCA Advisory), Vol.15, No. 5, Sept-Oct  pp. 1-32, 2012.

* Weiss, B., Medallic History of the War of 1812: Catalyst for Destruction of the American Indian Nations  (e-book)  Artwis.com,  Kuntstpedia Foundation, The Netherlands, 2013.

* Weiss, B., Medals of the Glorious Revolution: The Influence of Catholic-Protestant Antagonism, ANS Magazine, Vol. 13, Issue 1, pp. 6-23. American Numismatic Society, New York, 2014.

* Weiss, B., Historical and Commemorative Medals: Collection of Benjamin Weiss,  http://www.historicalartmedals.com/  2003-2017.

* Weiss, B., Anti-Semitic Bigotry: A Retrospective As Chronicled by Commemorative Medals (e-book) Artwis.com, Kunstpedia Foundation, The Netherlands, 2015.

* Weiss, B., Anti-Semitic Bigotry as Chronicled by Historical Medals, Part I. The Shekel; Journal of Israel and Jewish History and Numismatics, Vol. 48 no. 1, pp. 12-38, 2015.

 * Weiss, B., Anti-Semitic Medals Through History: Anti-Semitic Bigotry as Chronicled by Historical Medals, Part II. The Shekel: Journal of Israel and Jewish History and Numismatics, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 6-25, 2015.

* Weiss, B., Anti-Semitic Medals Through History: Anti-Semitic Bigotry as Chronicled by Historical Medals, Part III, Conclusion. The Shekel: Journal of Israel and Jewish History and Numismatics, Vol. 48, No. 48, pp. 6-35, 2015.

* Weiss, B., Anti-Semitic Medals Through History: Anti-Semitic Bigotry as Chronicled by Historical Medals, Jewish-American Hall of Fame,  Jewish Museum in Cyberspace, 2015.

* Weiss, B.,  Medals as Instruments for Promoting Anti-Semitic Bigotry,  Artwis.com, Kunstpedia Foundation, The Netherlands, 2015. 

* Weiss, Benjamin,  How a German Became King of England: Part I: A Medallic History of Religious Conflicts in Britain, Journal of the Medal Collectors of America (MCA Advisory), Vol.19, No. 2, pp. 12-26, 2016.

* Weiss, Benjamin,  How a German Became King of England: Part II:  Hanoverian Dynasty Incites Jacobite Rebellions, Journal of the Medal Collectors of America (MCA Advisory), Vol.19, No. 3, pp. 8-19, 2016.

* Welch, Charles, Numismata Londinensia. Medals Struck by the Corporation of London to Commemorate Important Municipal Events 1831-1893, London, l894.

* Whiting, J.R.S. , Commemorative Medals- A Medallic History of Britain from Tudor Times to the Present Day, David and Charles, l972.

* Whiting R.B., Collection Prof. Robert B. Whiting, Coins and medals of Martin Luther and the Reformation, Spink/Bullowa Auction, Zurich, 1983.

* Whitman, N.T., Roma Resurgens: Papal Medals from the Age of the Baroque, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1983.

Whittlestone, A. and Ewing, M., Medals of Queen Victoria's Jubilee, 1887. Volume 2.

Whittlestone, A. and Ewing, M., Medals of Queen Victoria's Jubilee, 1897. Volume 3. Beeston, England, 1998.

Whittlestone, A. and Ewing, M., Medals of Edward VIII,  1894-1972. Volume 4. Beeston, England, 1999.

Whittlestone, A. and Ewing, M. Medals of Edward VII, 1902-1910. Volume 6. Beeston, England, 1997.

* Wiecek, A., Sebastian Dadler, medalier gdanski. XVII wieku, Danzig, l962.

* Wielandt, F. and Zeitz, J., Die Medaillen des Hauses Baden, G. Braun, Karlsruhe, l980.

Wohlfahrt, Cordula, Christian Wermuth, ein deutscher Medailleur der Barockzeit, London 1992.

* Wollaston, H., The Commemorative Collectors Guide to British Official Medals for Coronations and Jubilees. Published by the Commemorative Collectors Society, Nottingham, U.K., 1978.

Woolf, N., The medallic record of the Jacobite movement, London, Spink, 1988.

Wunderly: Tobler-Meyer, W., Die Munz-und Medaillen-Sammlung des Herrn Hans Wunderly-v. Muralt in Zurich, 5 vols, Zurich, 1896-1898.

W.R.v. Wurzbach-Tannenberg, Katalog meiner Sammung von Medaillen, Plaketten und Jetons. 2 Bande, Leipzig 1943.  Zürich 1943.

* Zeitz, L. and Zeitz J., Napoleons Medaillen, Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg 2003.

Zetzmann, G., Deutsche Silbermedaillen des I. Weltkriegs auf die militärischen Handlungen und denkwürdigen Ereignisse von 1914 bis 1919, Regenstauf, 2002.

 

* Entries marked with an asterisk (*) are part of the Library of Benjamin Weiss

 

 

SELECTED REFERENCE WORKS
(Compiled and Annotated by Ben Weiss)

In an attempt to make this list useful to a variety of collectors, the beginner as well as those more experienced collectors of medallic art, I have broken down the books into different categories, including: General Reference Books, Subject, Country, Medalist, Persons, and General Collections of Medals. There is also a short list of auction catalogues I have found particularly useful. The list is by no means comprehensive but rather serves as a compilation of those books with which I have personal knowledge and which I happen to prefer.

 

GENERAL REFERENCE BOOKS ON MEDAL COLLECTING

Linecar, Howard, W.A., The Commemorative Medal -- Its Appreciation and Collection. David and Charles, l974.
Good beginners’ book on medal collecting. There are several useful books for the novice collector; this is one.

Forrer, L., Biographical Dictionary of Medallists- Vol. 1-8. Original Edition published in London (1902-1930). Reprinted by Spinks (1965) and by Franklin, New York (1970). Third reprint and revised Volume I published by A. H. Baldwin and Sons and A. G. van der Dussen (1980) printed by Cultura Press, Belgium.
Volume I on Google Books
Volume II on Google Books
Volume III on Google Books
Volume VI on Google Books
Simply THE best reference book on medalists and their works. If you can find it and afford it, buy it.  In eight volumes, which include two supplements plus and index.

Europese Penningen: 2500 Europese Medailles, A Catalogue of 2500 European Medals. Published in Amstelveen, The Netherlands,1983.
This Dutch catalogue lists and pictures 2500 medals: 63 pages of text and 345 pages of plates. This is one of the most extensive listings of historical medals available. Hard to find but well worth the search.

Jones, M., The Art of the Medal, British Museum Publications Ltd., London 1979.
Great discourse of the medal as an art form, reflecting the personal knowledge of medallic art by one of the recognized experts in the field. Profusely illustrated, interesting and informative.

Jones, M. (Ed.), Designs on Posterity: Drawings for medals, The British Art Medal Trust, Llanfyllin, Powys, 1994.
Another wonderful and scholarly work by Mark Jones which discusses the role of Drawings in medal making. This book includes original sketches of medals and the drawings from which medallists may have taken the inspiration for their medals. It cover a wide range of medals from the renaissance to those of Karl Goetz.

Scher, S.K., The Currency of Fame: PORTRAIT MEDALS OF THE RENAISSANCE. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers in association with the Frick Collection, New York, 1994.
The loveliest book on medals I have seen. The photographs are magnificent and the historical descriptions are wonderful. Buy if just for the pure pleasure of perusing the images.

 

MEDAL BOOKS BY SUBJECT OR TYPE

ARCHITECTURAL MEDALS

Eidlitz, Robert James , Medals and Medallions Relating to Architects. New York, l927.
Excellent, limited edition, oversized, privately published book of architectural medals, all of which are illustrated and described. Contains short biographical sketches of the architects whose works are depicted by the medals.

Taylor, Jeremy , The Architectural Medal England in the Nineteenth Century. Published by British Museum Publication Ltd., London l978.
Architectural medals from 19th century England. Contains descriptions of the medals and biographical sketches of the architects and medalists. Illustrated.

COLUMBIAN MEDALS

Eglit, N.A., Columbiana. Published by author, printed by Hewitt Brothers, Chicago.
A small but very useful catalogue on the Medallic History of Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Exposition of 1893.

INDIAN PEACE MEDALS

Prucha, F.P., Indian Peace Medals in American History. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, l971.
Contains some interesting photographs of Native Americans wearing the medals. Includes commentary on the use of Peace Medals in American Indian policy and a list of Collections of Indian Peace Medals.

Belden, Bauman L. , Indian Peace Medals Issued in the United States 1789-1889. N. Flayderman & Co., New Milford, Connecticut (Publisher), 1966.
Contains images and descriptions of some 67 medals, pictured on 22 plates, issued from 1789 to 1889.

ITALIAN BAROQUE MEDALS

Vannel, F. and Toderi, G., La Medaglia Barocca in Toscanna. Studio per Edizioni Scelte, Firenze, l987.
One of the most comprehensive catalogues and standard reference works on Italian Baroque medals with biographical sketches of all the medalists and excellent descriptions of the medals. In Italian.

Johnson, Velia , Dieci Anni di Studi di Medaglistica 1968-78. Edizioni Stabilimento Stefano Johnson s.p.a., Milano, l979.
A hard to find but comprehensive volume on Italian medals, mostly baroque. In Italian.

JUDAIC MEDALS

Friedenberg, Daniel M., Jewish Medals from the Renaissance to the Fall of Napoleon. Interesting and learned work on medals related to Jews and Jewish history by the Dean of Judaic Numismatics and former Curator of Coins and Medals for The Jewish Museum. The book has a particularly engrossing chapter on anti-Semitic Medals as it reveals the long-standing history of state-sponsored anti-Semitism.

Friedenberg, D.M. (Ed.), Great Jewish Portraits in Metal. Selected Plaques and Medals from the Samuel Friedenberg Collection of the Jewish Museum. Schocken Books, U.S.A. 1963.
Medals and plackets depicting prominent Jews, from ancient to modern. The medals are arranged by profession and include a brief biographical sketch of each person featured on the medal.

Weiss, B.,  Medals as Instruments for Promoting Anti-Semitic Bigotry,   Artwis.com, Kunstpedia Foundation, The Netherlands, 2015. 
A historical account of anti-Semitism in which medals were insidiously used to promote hatred toward Jews.

MEDICAL MEDALS

Freeman, S.E., Medals Related to Medicine and Allied Sciences in the Numismatic Collection of The Johns Hopkins University. The Evergreen House Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland, 1964. The most widely quoted and authoritative catalogue on medals related to medicine and its allied sciences. The book contains brief biographical sketches of the physicians and scientists depicted on the medals. Although not every medal is pictured, it is nevertheless the most useful reference book in its field.

RENAISSANCE MEDALS

For pure enjoyment see Scher, The Currency of Fame: PORTRAIT MEDALS OF THE RENAISSANCE. (See above)

Hill, G.F. , RENAISSANCE MEDALS from the Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art: Based on the Catalogue of Renaissance Medals in the Gustave Dreyfus Collection. By G.F. Hill, Revised and enlarged by Graham Pollard. Published by the Phaidon Press for the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. London 1967.
One of the finest collections of Renaissance medals in the world. The collection was compiled by Gustave Dreyfus and donated to the National Gallery of Art by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Every medal described and illustrated.

Hill, G., Medals of the Renaissance, Revised and enlarged by Graham Pollard, A Colonnade Book. British Museum Publications, Ltd., l978.
Marvelous discourse on renaissance medals compiled by Sir George Hill and later enlarged by Graham Pollard, two of the worlds recognized authorities in the field.

Hill, G.F., A Corpus of Italian Medals of the Renaissance before Cellini. Florence, 1984.
The standard reference on Italian renaissance medals. A re-issue of the 1930 publication. Published in two volumes, one of text, the other of plates.

Attwood, P. Italian Medals c.1530-1600 in British Public Collections. London, 2003. Two volumes.
Marvelous, relatively new publication (2003) of Italian medals published in two volumes listing over 1200 medals, continuing Hill’s Corpus of Italian renaissance medals.

Fabriczy, C. von,  Italian Medals, Translated by Mrs. Gustavus W. Hamilton, London, 1904.  Extremely important reference to medals of the Italian renaissance.  It has been translated into English.  This book has been made available by Google Books through the link provided.

 

SWISS SHOOTING MEDALS

Martin, Jean L., Les Medailles de Tir Suisses. l612-1939. Lausanne, l972.
The complete and most widely used catalogue describing these medals. All medals are photographed. This is one of the few medal books with a price guide. The forward is in English, German, French and Italian.

 

MEDAL BOOKS BY COUNTRY

BRITAIN

Hawkins, E., Franks, A.W., and Grueber H. A., Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland to the Death of George II, Vol. I and II. Spink and Son, Ltd., Eng., l969.
The definitive reference on medals of Britain and Ireland to the period of George II (1760)-- a must for collectors of British medals.

A newer issue of this book, in oversized form, including illustrations and published in 1979, is available from Quarterman Publications, Inc, Lawrence, Massachusetts in association with British Museum Publications Ltd. Though not as fine as the original illustrations, the new versions of the plates are certainly adequate.

The original illustrations were published between 1904 and 1911 by University Press, Oxford by Horace Hart. In total, they comprised 183 plates plus indexes. The plates were divided into 18 parts, each part consisting of 10 plates, in loose folio pages, and enclosed in hard cardboard. The 19th part contained the indexes.

Brown, L. A. , British Historical Medals 1760-1960. Volume I: The Accession of George III to the Death of William IV. Seaby Publications Ltd. London, 1980.

Brown, L. A. , British Historical Medals 1837-1901 Volume II: The Reign of Queen Victoria. B.A Seaby Ltd., 1987.

Brown, L.A. , British Historical Medals 1760-1960. Volume III: The Accession of Edward VII to 1960. Spink & Son Ltd. 1995.
These books by Laurence Brown serve as a continuation of Hawkins’ Medallic Illustrations of the History of Great Britain and Ireland, whose entries ended in 1760. They are published in three volumes starting from 1760 and continuing through the 20th century. Another must for collectors of British medals.

Welch, Charles , Numismata Londinensis. Medals Struck by the Corporation of London to Commemorate Important Municipal Events 1831-1893. London, l894.
A most important book describing medals issued by the Corporation of London. It is the standard reference book for the popular series of medals often referred to as the City of London Medals. Very interesting contemporary writings reflecting the pageantry of the times.
The series of medals in this book consists of 26 medals, the last one in the book issued in 1893. Since then two more medals were issued and are considered to be part of the same series.

Wollaston, H., The Commemorative Collectors Guide to British Official Medals for Coronations and Jubilees. Published by the Commemorative Collectors Society, Nottingham, U.K., 1978.
A limited edition volume for the collectors of British coronation medals. It is the most detailed book of its kind, describing the political significance of the medals and some of the circumstances surrounding the issuance of the medals.

Beaulah, G. K. , The Medals of the Art Union of London, The British Numismatic Journal, Vol XXXVI, 1967
The standard reference for the series of medals issued by the Art Union of London.

Eimer, C. , British Commemorative Medals and their values. Spink and Son Ltd., London, 2010.
A most authoritative and extremely useful guide to the value of British commemorative medals. The prices, of course, reflect those as they were at the time of publication.  This new edition is a greatly updated version of that published in 1987.

Fearon, D., Spink’s Catalogue of British Commemorative Medals: 1558 to the present day with valuations. Webb and Bower, Exeter, England 1984.
An excellent price guide to British medals published in 1984.

FRANCE

Jones, M., A Catalogue of the French Medals in the British Museum, Vol 1 1402-1610. British Museum Publications Ltd. 1982.

Jones, M., A Catalogue of the French Medals in the British Museum, Vol 2 1600-1672. British Museum Publications Ltd. 1988.
Excellent two-volume catalogue of French medals in the British Museum including descriptions and photographs of the medals. Detailed biographies of the medalists of the period are particularly well done.

Hennin, M., Histoire Numismatique de la Revolution Francaise., J. S. Merlin, Libraire, Quai des Augustins, Paris, l826: reprinted by A.G. van der Dussen, Maastricht.
Excellent and important two-volume set (one of text, the other line drawings) comprising medals of the period of the French revolution (1789-1799), with detailed descriptions of each medal. Originally published in 1826, these volumes have been reprinted by A.G. van der Dussen. In French.

GERMANY

Brockmann, G., Die Medaillen der Welfen: Band I, Linie Wolfenbuttel. Verlag Dr. G. Brockmann, Koln, 1985.

Brockmann, G., Die Medaillen der Welfen: Band2, Linie Luneburg/Hannover. Verlag Dr. G. Brockmann, Koln, 1987.
Excellent and comprehensive, two-volume set of medals from the personal collection of Dr. Guenther Brockmann, describing medals of Welf (the German dynastic house, from which the English Hanoverian kings were descended), with complete descriptions and photographs of all the medals. (In German)

Wielandt, F. and Zeitz, J., Die Medaillen des Hauses Baden. G. Braun, Karlsruhe, l980.
A nicely presented, somewhat oversized book describing the medals from the House of Baden (A border state of the Holy Roman Empire along the frontier with France in the southwest of Germany), with complete descriptions and photographs of all the medals. (In German)

Trusted M., German Renaissance Medals, A Catalogue of the Collection in the Victoria & Albert Museum, Published by the Victoria & Albert Museum, 1990.
Though only covering those German renaissance medals housed in the Collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum, this catalogue may be of interest to those who are not fluent in German, as it is in published in English. It includes descriptions and photographs of the medals as well as brief biographical sketches of the medalists of the period.

MEXICO

Grove, F.W., Medals of Mexico Vol. I Medals of the Spanish Kings, Frank W. Grove, Guadalajara, Mexico 1970.

Grove, F.W., Medals of Mexico Vol. II, 1821-1971, Frank W. Grove, Guadalajara, Mexico 1972.
The standard two-volume set of medals of Mexico, illustrated, in English.

THE NETHERLANDS

Van Loon, Gerard, Histoire métallique des XVII provinces des Pays-Bas depuis l’abdication de Charles-Quint, jusqu’ B la paix de Bade en MDCCXVI. La Haye: P. Gosse, J. Neaulme, P. De Hondt. Five volumes. The Hague, 1732-1737.
The most authoritative and widely referenced book of Dutch medals of the period. In French.

RUSSIA

Iversen, J., Medaillen auf die Thaten Peter Des Grossen., St. Petersberg, l972.
Diagrams and descriptions, in German, of the medals of Peter the Great.

Spassky, I. and Shchukina, E., Medals and Coins of the Age of Peter the Great. Hermitage Collection, Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad 1974.
Catalogue, in English and Russian, of medals and coins of the age of Peter the Great from the Hermitage Collection. Several quite lovely colored plates. In English and Russian.

SPAIN

Herrera, A., Medallas de Proclamaciones y Juras de los Reyes de Espana. Imprenta de M. G. Herandez, Madrid, l882.
Catalogue of the proclamation medals of the kings of Spain, line drawings, in Spanish.

U.S.A.

Betts, C. Wyllys., American Colonial History. Illustrated by Contemporary Medals. Quarterman Publications, Inc., l972.  The standard reference for early American medals. One of the few books that show a price guide, as of 1972.  It has been made available by Google Books through the link provided.

Jaeger, K. and Bowers, Q. David, 100 Greatest American Medals and Tokens, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, GA. 2007.
A beautifully illustrated and informative compilation of what several experts in the field now consider to be the 100 most important American medals and tokens. The book also lists as an appendix the next 100 runner-up medals and tokens. Each entry has historical and anecdotal material as well as estimated current market values of the pieces, making each page a treat for the eyes and a feast for the intellect. This book is a must own not only for collectors of American medals but also for anyone interested in the History and Art of Exonumia.

Julian, R.W., Medals of the United States Mint. The First Century 1792-1892. Token and Medal Society, l977.
The standard catalogue of medals issued by the United States Mint. Excellent reference containing mintage figures.

Loubat, J. F., The Medallic History of the United States of America 1776-1876. Flayderman & Co., New Milford, Connecticut, 1967.
Wonderful and detailed descriptions of the events which the medals depict, including numerous original documents and letters relevant to these events. Lovely line drawings of the medals are depicted in the many plates. As the title indicates, the book is indeed a Medallic History of the United States of America from 1776 to 1876 and is an invaluable addition to the library of the serious student of early American history.

Musante, Neil, Medallic Washington: A Catalog of Struck, Cast and Manufactured Coins, Tokens and Medals  Issued in Commemoration of George Washington 1777–1890;  Two Volumes, 850 pp., Spink & Son Ltd, London and Boston, 2016.
A collector’s guide to the coins, tokens and medals of George Washington, covering the years 1777 to 1890, with notes on each issue.   This set is a complete revision of the Washington series, with over twelve hundred items illustrated and arranged in a chronological sequence of issue.  Many of the photographs were obtained from the famed Baker, Appleton and U.S. Mint collections.

 

BOOKS DESCRIBING MEDALS BY INDIVIDUAL MEDALLISTS

Dassier

Eisler, W., The Dassiers of Geneva: 18th Century European Medalists, Volume 1, Jean Dassier, Medal Engraver: Geneva, Paris and London, 1700-1733. Association des amis du Cabinet des medailles du canton de Vaud, Palais de Rumine, CH-1005 Lausanne , et le Musee d’art et d’histoire, Geneve, 2002.

Eisler, W., The Dassiers of Geneva: 18th Century European Medalists, Volume 2, Dassier and Sons: An Artistic Enterprise in Geneva, Switzerland and Europe, Association des amis du Cabinet des medailles du canton de Vaud, Palais de Rumine, CH-1005 Lausanne , et le Musee d’art et d’histoire, Geneve, 2005.
The most comprehensive and learned description of the life, times and medals of Jean Dassier and his sons, Jacques-Antoine and Antoine, in two volumes. A must for collectors of Dassier medals. In English.

Dadler

Wiecek, A., Sebastian Dadler., Medalier Gdanski. XVII wieku, Danzig, l962.
The standard, complete catalogue of the medals of one of the foremost medalists of the 17th century, the great German medalist Sabastian Dadler. All of his medals are illustrated and described. In Polish.

Goetz

Kienast, G.W., The Medals of Karl Goetz, The Artus Company, Cleveland, Ohio. 1967.
The most comprehensive catalogue on the medals of this very popular and excellent German medalist. All medals are described and illustrated. In English.

Hedlinger

Felder, Peter , Medaileur Johann Carl Hedlinger. 1691-1771. Switzerland, l978.
Lovely book with descriptions, photographs and drawings of the medallic works of the Swiss medallist, Johann Karl Hedlinger, one of the foremost medalists of the eighteenth century. Born in Switzerland, he lived in various countries and his medals include portraits and events related to several European countries. In German.

Wiener

Van Hoydonck, Emiel , Jacques Wiener (1815-1899)- Medailles Jetons, 1 ere Edition, l972.
A thorough catalogue of the medals of Jacques Wiener, including his popular series of the most famous and beautiful monuments in Europe (Cathedral Series).

 

BOOKS DESCRIBING MEDALS OF INDIVIDUALS

Napoleon Bonaparte

Zeitz, L. and Zeitz J., Napoleons Medaillen. Michael Imhof Verlag, Petersberg 2003.
Compared with the other books and catalogues on Napoleonic medals, this is a relatively recently published volume. It is a learned book containing extensive and detailed descriptions of many of the most important medals of the Napoleonic era. Several of the photographs are oversized and in color. In German.

Bramsen, L. , Médallier Napoléon Le Grand, Paris-Copenhagen, 1904/13.
This is the standard reference book on Napoleonic medals. Though lacking illustrations, it is the book and numbering system to which most collectors refer.

D’Essling: Importante Collection de Monnaies et Medailles, Appartenant au Prince d’Essling. June 1927.
Though not as widely referenced as Branson, this is a most important catalogue of Napoleonic Medals. It is the Collection of du Prince d’Essling. Unlike Branson, this catalogue has the advantage of having the medals pictured. In addition, as it is an auction catalogue, it comes with the prices realized, which is particularly useful for the collector. In French.

Napoleon III

Page-Divo, F. and Divo, J-P., Medailles de Napoleon III, Hess Divo AG, Zurich, 2001.
Catalogue of images and detailed explanations of medals issued under the reign of Napoleon III. Period photographs throughout make the book even more interesting. In French.

Louis XIV

Divo, J-P, Medailles de Louis XIV, Spink & Son Numismatics SA Zurich 1982.
An important catalogue containing images and descriptions (in French) of more than 300 medals of the period of Louis XIV, mostly about 41 mm in diameter by the more prolific medallists of the times, including Jean Mauger, J.-B. Dufour, Jerome Roussel, Thomas Bernard, Jean Duvivier, Jean La Blanc, J. Roettiers, and Jean Dollin. Unfortunately the catalogue, which is from the collection of the Duke of Northumberland, does not contain any of the larger medals of Louis XIV, but it does contain useful translations of the Latin inscriptions into French.

La Medaille au temps de Louis XIV, Hotel de la Monnaie de Paris, Acheve d’Imprimer sur les Presses de l’Imprimerie Nationale, 1970.
This catalogue contains descriptions of over 600 medals of the period of Louis XI, including many of the larger medals not covered in Divo. Besides those found in Divo, this catalogue contains medals by the fine medallists, Michel Molart, Jean Warin, and Sebastien Le Clerc. Though not all of the medals are pictured, most of the larger medals are and as such it is a very useful supplement to Divo’s work. (In French).

Martin Luther

Whiting R.B., Collection Prof. Robert B. Whiting, Coins and medals of Martin Luther and the Reformation. Spink/Bullowa Auction, Zurich, 1983.
Auction catalogue of medals and coins related to Martin Luther. With over 900 lots, most of which are medals, this catalogue has become one of the standard reference works for medals of one of the giants of the Protestant Reformation. Being an auction catalogue it contains estimates and prices realized of the medals.

George Washington

Baker, W. S. , Medallic Portraits of Washington with Historical and Critical Notes, Robert M. Lindsay, Philadelphia, 1885. Reprinted in 1965 by Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin.
Standard catalogue of the medallic portraits of George Washington. Contains a Price and Rarity Guide.

 

GENERAL COLLECTIONS OF MEDALS

Hall, V. , Catalogue of The Vernon Hall Collection of European Medals, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1978.
A useful catalog describing the collection of Vernon Hall. Contains a variety of helpful indexes and translations into English of the inscriptions of the medals in the collection.

Norris, A.S. and Weber, I., Medals and Plaquettes from the Molinari Collection at Bowdoin College. l976.
One of the more widely referenced catalogues of Renaissance and later European medals given to Bowdoin College Museum of Art by Amanda Marchesa Mollinari. Contains brief biographical sketches of the medalists and excellent descriptions of the medals themselves.

The Salton Collection: Renaissance and Baroque Medals and Plaquettes. Bowdoin College Museum of Art. Brunswick, Maine, l969.
A catalogue of one of the finer collections of Renaissance and baroque medals, several of which are unique, from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Salton.

The Samuel H. Kress Collection at the National Gallery of Art.
Though this catalogue is by no means general, I have mentioned it here for completeness. For a description of this important work, see Hill under Renaissance Medals.

 

AUCTION CATALOGUES

Although there are thousands of auction catalogues published by various auction houses, many of which are important, I have chosen just a few individual ones that I found to be particularly useful.

Laugwitz & Co. October 1976.
About 1000 lots of medals, many from the German states. One of the most extensive and useful catalogues of important silver European medals I have seen. In German.

Spink Coin Auction, Number 8, 1980.
One of the most extensive collection of Dassier medals on auction.

Sotheby & Co., May 27th 1974.
This catalog offered a fine Collection of Renaissance and Later Medals

Sotheby’s European Historical Medals.
A two volume set (December,1980 and June 1981) from the Collection of the Duke of Northumberland Removed from Alnwick Castle. An extensive and important collection of English and other European medals.

Baldwin’s Auctions, Number 35, October 2003.
A catalogue of medals of the French revolution and medals related to Napoleon and the Napoleonic Period from the Collection of Charles Walker.

Goppel, Dr. Plum and Holler , Munzen- und Medaillensammlung., l960.
With over 5000 lots of medals, and 72 plates illustrating the medals, this is a highly useful catalogue of medals from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The medals are heavily weighted toward those of the German states but include medals from several other European countries as well. In German.

Morton & Eden, May 20-21, 2003.
Contains an excellent group of Italian (Florentine) Baroque Medals from the collection of Professor Dr. Klaus Lankeit.

Presidential Coin and Antique Company: Offers a wide variety of high quality medals, most of which are from the United States of America.  The most comprehensive auction of American medals and a must for collectors of medals listed in Betts and Julian.

Stacks: John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency. October, 2003 to present. Perhaps the most complete and important collection of United States Coins, Medals, Currency and Books (the latter in association with George Frederick Kolbe Fine Numismatic Books) ever offered for auction, from the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection. These auctions took place over several years in more that 20 parts, and still counting. The catalogues contain virtually every know type of medal related to U.S. history, including an extensive number of Betts medals and Indian Peace Medals. The catalogues are collectors’ items themselves. (Digitized)

Spink/Bullowa Auction, Zurich, April 19-20,1983.
Auction catalogue of Coins and Medals of Martin Luther and the Reformation (see under Martin Luther).

 

Other Auction Houses of Particular Note
Most auction houses that offer numismatic material specialize in coins.  Some of these offer medals as well.  The most notable of the companies offering medals at auction are as follows. (The author apologizes in advance for omitting others that were inadvertently overlooked).

Auktionen Münzhandlung Sonntag (AMS):  Mostly European medals  (see Advertisement)

Baldwin's: European medals with good selection from Great Britain  (see Advertisement)

Bank Leu AG Zurich

Bob Moffatt: Coins, tokens and medals, mostly American

Cayon Subastas

Coin Galleries

Dix Noonan Webb: Mainly British (see Advertisement)

Dmitry Markov: Specializes in Russian material

Early American Auctions: Mostly American material

Gorny & Mosch: European medals (see Advertisement)

Heritage Auctions

Hess-Divo AG: Mostly European

Ira and Larry Goldberg: Periodic listing of medals

Künker: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG: One of the largest auction houses of silver and bronze medals, offering several auctions per year, mostly European (see Advertisement)

Lanz München

Morton & Eden: European, many British.

Münzen & Medaillen GmbH:  Offers mostly European medals

Peus: Dr. Busso Peus Nachf., European medals

Presidential Coin and Antique Company:  Finest and most comprehensive selection of American tokens and medals (see Advertisement)

Rosenblum ( William M. Rosenblum, LLC):  Specializes in Jewish related material (see Advertisement)

Schulman b.v., European medals, many from The Netherlands

Spink: European, mainly British, commemorative medals

St. James's Auctions: Mainly British

Stack's and Bowers: Mainly US material

Tkalec AG

Tradart

Wag (Westfalische Auctions): European material

 

 

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