Owner / Operator
An active participant in several Living History-Reenacting groups since 1981. He is also a member of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism). Known in the SCA as Master Emmerich of Vakkerfjell, OL, OP.
With a degree in Anthropology, he is a history nerd, and enjoys all things that can make the life of Living History folks better. Primarily in the physical form of coins, letters, seals, games, and tools.
Emmerich Was is a dedicated Moneyer (coin-maker) for his Kingdom and her Crowned heads. He has taught his craft of Moneying throughout the SCA to a host of people in multiple Kingdoms. Many of them going forward to start Moneyer’s Guilds in their own lands and continue the craft by teaching it to others.
James prides himself on being a descendant of an actual Minister of the Mint of York-under the reign of Henry VIII; Sir George Gale.
For fun, James likes to have the odd Guinness, while camping in the Redwoods. Followed by a BBQ with good friends and family. If he is not doing that, you will find him doing an average of 2-4 hours of research at his desk every day.
James hopes you will become a patron of Alpha Officium, and enjoy the little bits of art he and his helpers have created.