James Davies' brass calendar medal for the leap year 1792. 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". The British Museum has two examples for this year, ref: Ackerman, "Calendar Medals in the British Museum", The Medal, Autumn 2004. Good collectable condition with slightly uneven colour, see photograph.
Ackerman Nos: 47 & 48. Diameter 37.5mm. F+. £75.00
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