The most prolific Flemish medalist, also a sculptor and seal engraver, Jonghelinck was born in Antwerp. He visited Italy in 1552 and may have worked under Leone Leoni. He was seal engraver to the king in Brussels from 1556-72 and master of the mint after 1572. JongheUnck's medals reflect the influence of Italian art.
See Thieme-Becker 19, pp. 135-37; Forrer 3, pp. 82-85; 7, pp. 487-89; Kress, p. 121.
--- from The Molinari Collection, Andrea S. Norris and Ingrid Weber, Published by Bowdoin College, 1976