Reichel Yakov( medalist, son and disciple of the Polish medalist)
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Biography Reichel Yakov
1778 - 1856
Born in Warsaw. After the third partition of Poland and the closure of the Warsaw Mint, where P. worked with his father, he came, followed him to St. Petersburg to seek employment, in 1802. Soon he was able to determine the medal student at the St. Petersburg Mint. With a view to its improvement in the medal case, he did in 1810, traveled to foreign lands and return received at the Mint regular place medalist. Once involved in the establishment Expeditions harvested government securities and in 1818 took her to the position of Director of Technical Department. In 1837 he was sent abroad to study ways of making government securities in different countries and new inventions in this part. R. was not only a skilled artist in his field, but also a passionate lover of numismatics, he was magnificent collection of coins and medals, which was 46 575 rooms, sold later Hermitage. Printed catalog of the collection published under the title: "Die Reichelsche Munzsammlung in St. Petersburg ". As a member of the Archaeological Commission, P. participated with SM. Drill and MA. Korkunov in the 'Assembly of Russian medals ". He was among the founders of the Imperial Russian Archaeological Society and its president for some time. Of the medals, cut during his service at the Mint, you can specify a long Award Medals for inmates Tsarskoselskogo Alexander Lyceum, and Demidov School of Higher Sciences. A. P-in.