(b Schweinfurt, Sept 1, 1677; d Nuremberg, Dec 1, 1740).
German medallist. Having been apprenticed to his father as a gingerbread baker, he studied drawing and sculpture at the Akademie in Nuremberg. He then spent several years travelling in the Netherlands, England and Switzerland, where he was employed for about a year (1701) by the Bishop of Chur at the local mint. Settling in Nuremberg in 1704, he joined the guild of gingerbread bakers as a master but also became a die-cutter at the mint. The first medal that can be securely attributed to him (Bernheimer, no. 2) dates from 1710 and is signed with a