in Dictionary of American Family Names
January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 47 words.
1. nickname from zecca ‘tick’ (the blood-sucking insect).
2. from zecca ‘mint’, probably a metonymic occupational name for someone
Alan M. Stahl. Zecca: the Mint of Venice in the Middle Ages. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, with the American Numismatic Society, New York. 2000. Pp. xv, 497. $68.00
in The American Historical Review
June 2003; p ublished online June 2003 .
Journal Article. Subjects: World History. 0 words.
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
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).
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.
Probably a descendant of Gabriel d'Agnolo, mentioned only by a few sources, in 1570 Giovanni Vincenzo...
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...
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...