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PersonKing Otto of Greece
Year1833
Description

Carl Friedrich Voigt was a German medalist, engraver, gem cutter and coin die cutter.

Voigt initially worked for various renowned engravers, including Gottfried Bernhard Loos in the Berlin Mint, and with Benedetto Pistrucci in London. From 1829 to 1855 he was the senior engraver and medalist at the Royal Bavarian Mint (Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt) in Munich, being the die cutter of numerous coins of the Kingdom of Bavaria. He also created there many medals for the Wittelsbach and other German royal houses.

After 1832 he also produced coin dies for the new Greek King Otto I (from the House of Wittelsbach), as well as various coins and medals for the Vatican. In 1836, King Otto I of Greece awarded him the Silver Knight's Cross of the Order of the Redeemer for his work on Greek coinage.

The artist's name in Greek transliteration: Κ. ΦΟΪΓΤ is below the truncation of the neck.

Portrait by Carl Friedrich Voigt: Photos

Five Drachmai 1833
Copyright: Vasilakopoulos Numismatics
Notes: Silver.
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