James Davies 1782 Calendar Medal

James Davies' brass calendar medal for the year 1782. James Davies struck single year calendar medals in an uninterrupted series from 1782 to 1800. Davies was a button-maker with his business at 10 and 11 Upper Priory (1779-1780), 12 Steelhouse Lane (1784), and 10 Weaman Street (1786-1800) Birmingham, ref: Hawkins, "A Dictionary of Makers of Metallic Tickets, Checks, Medalets, Tallies, and Counters 1788-1910". This is Davies' first year of issue and the British Museum does not have an example, ref: Ackerman, "Calendar Medals in the British Museum", The Medal, Autumn 2004. Reasonable collectable condition, see photograph.

This year not in Ackerman. Diameter 37.5mm. F-. £65.00

e-mail David at d-stuart@d-stuart.demon.co.uk to order.