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Biography for Peter Wyon

Died:1822 - Cock Street, St Paul's, Birmingham.


Die-engraver. Second son of George Wyon III, and brother of Thomas Wyon I, George Wyon IV, and James Wyon I. In about 1796, he went into business in Birmingham with his brother Thomas, as a general die-engraver. In 1797 they were residing at Lionel Street, but in 1800 Thomas removed to London, leaving Peter to work for Matthew Boulton at the Soho Mint, where he displayed great taste in his designs and models for ornamental brass work.