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
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