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German, 1586 - 1657
Sebastian Dadler was born in Strassburg and died in Hamburg. He was a goldsmith, medalist and etcher who worked for the imperial and Saxon courts. He was active in Augsburg in 1610 and again in 1619, in Dresden between 1621 and 1630 and then in Nuremberg and Berlin. In 1634 the artist settled in Danzig (Gdansk), but moved to Hamburg by 1648. He ranked amongst the most distinguished craftsmen of his time. 146 medals are attributed to him; these medals commemorate both events of contemporary history, and family events like births.
[Published in: John Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007]