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zecca

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Italian mint for making coins, e.g. the fine C16 example in Venice by Sansovino.

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Zecca

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 47 words.

Italian:

1. nickname from zecca ‘tick’ (the blood-sucking insect).

2. from zecca ‘mint’, probably a metonymic occupational name for someone

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zecca

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Italian mint for making coins, e.g. the fine C16 example in Venice by Sansovino.

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zecca

James Stevens Curl.

in A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 15 words.

Italian mint for making coins, e.g. the fine C16 example in Venice by Sansovino.

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zecca

James Stevens Curl and Susan Wilson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture. 15 words.

Italian mint for making coins, e.g. the fine C16 example in Venice by *Sansovino.

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sequin

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 25 words.

Italian gold coin XVII; small spangle for the ornamentation of dresses XIX. — F. — It. zecchino, f. zecca

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sequin <i>noun</i>

Jennifer Speake and Mark LaFlaur.

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English

January 1999; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 53 words.

L16 French (from Italian zecchino, from zecca mint, from Arabic sikka a die for coining, a coin).

1 L16

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AGNOLO, Giovanni Vincenzo d' - Sculptor

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

January 2006; p ublished online November 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; Biographical Studies. 48 words.

Italian, 16th century, male.

Active in Naples.

Sculptor.

Probably a descendant of Gabriel d'Agnolo, mentioned only by a few sources, in 1570 Giovanni Vincenzo...

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Calvert, Frank (1828–1908), archaeologist

David A. Traill.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Archaeology. 845 words.

Calvert, Frank (1828–1908), archaeologist, was born on 3 September 1828 at strada Zecca, Valletta, Malta, the youngest of seven children of James Calvert (1778–1852), civil servant and...

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Filippo Rega

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

(b Chieti, 26 Aug 1761; d Naples, 7 Dec 1833). Italian gem-engraver and medallist. He was active in Rome from 1776 and returned in 1787 to Naples, where he gained commissions from the...

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